Italian Sausage Pasta

Everyone loves this Italian Sausage Pasta recipe. Not only is it easy and delicious, but it is a hit with the entire family and can be made mild or spicy. The ingredients includes bow tie pasta, Italian sausage, garlic, parmesan cheese, and Italian stewed tomatoes.

Italian Sausage Pasta

Pasta with Sausage

This next recipe is one I have loved for a loooong time. It was made by one of my best friend’s, Desiree. She had made it for us when I had my first baby and wasn’t exactly cooking just yet. We were also in the process of trying to move (Yes, not sure why but we always seem to be moving with a newborn). I LOVED this Italian Sausage Pasta so much and was so excited to give it a try myself.

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We have been long-time fans of pasta as well as long-time fans of sausage. Not sure we didn’t think of combining the two for some dinner ideas, but love that this simple recipe incorporates two of our favorite ingredients. We also love that it isย really simple and doesn’t require a ton of work, which is perfect for busy families. We are usually making some sort of Pasta dish each week, so we’ve added this into the rotation and it’s one the whole family will eat! ๐Ÿ˜€

Sausage Pasta

How to make Italian Sausage Pasta:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a separate pan, cook the sausage, garlic, onion, and pepper flakes over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, cream, salt, basil and 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; toss with sausage mixture. Garnish with parmesan cheese. And ENJOY!

Like I said – this recipe is SO EASY!! We have never tried this without the sausage, but we think it would be great without as well. Having said that, we love meat and think thatย the Italian Sausage adds that little bit of spice that makes it super delicious!!

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Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

4.84 from 12 votes
Everyone loves this Italian Sausage Pasta recipe. Not only is it easy and delicious, but it is a hit with the entire family and can be made mild or spicy. The ingredients includes bow tie pasta, Italian sausage, garlic, parmesan cheese, and Italian stewed tomatoes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 991 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 16 oz bow tie pasta
  • 1 lb milk bulk italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2-2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  2. In a separate pan, cook the sausage, garlic, onion, and pepper flakes over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, cream, salt, basil and ยฝ cup shredded Parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; toss with sausage mixture.
  5. Garnish with parmesan cheese.

 

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My name is Kristyn and Iโ€™m the mom of SIX stinkinโ€™ cute kids and the wife to my smokinโ€™ hot hubby, Lo. My momโ€™s maiden name is Luna, and Iโ€™m one of the many crafty โ€œLilโ€™ Lunasโ€ in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Second time ive made this recipe everyone loves it even my two little. Makes ALOT but it tastes even better the next day ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

  2. I made this for my dad tonight for Fathers Day dinner. It was a huge hit! So yummy and so easy to make! A perfect blend of flavors. Will definitely be making this again! Thank you!

  3. Made this twice and it’s delicious! Super easy! Did it with fresh basil at the end the first time, dried the second time, and definitely prefer the fresh garnish at the end. Great recipe!

  4. This was delicious and super easy! I think it would be even easier putting the pasta in when you add the liquid and make it a one pot meal! I used Italian chicken sausage and will probably add zucchini next time. Even my 8 month old loved it!

  5. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Where has this recipe been all my life recipe and how come I never knew about it?! It was insanely good! Added mushrooms and kept everything else as stated. The sauce is so good I could just dip crusted bread in it and be happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Next time I will double it!

  6. This recipe was amazing! Only thing I adjusted was the dried basil to fresh. Delicious! I doubled the recipe so me and my family of 5 will get to enjoy this dish for at least 4 more days haha! It makes a ton! Yum yum yum and so super easy! Thank you!!!

  7. This recipe was delicious!! Thanx for sharing. The only problem that I had was that adding the Parmesan cheese to the cream sauce and boiling it, caused it to clump up badly and stick to the bottom of the pan and the spatula. Is it better to stir in the Parmesan once the sauce has been off the burner for a few minutes and cooled slightly?

    1. If you want, you could. I didn’t have an issue with it clumping, as long as you stir it in & the heat isn’t boiling at that point. I’m glad you liked it though! Thanks & I hope that helps!

  8. How do you think this recipe would turn out if I used crushed tomatoes instead of diced? My husband hates chunks of tomatoes. This recipie looks delicious!!

  9. I made this today but used Italian sausage links grilled then added to skillet with the other ingredients for that step. I also didnโ€™t have grated Parmesan so used grated mozzarella instead. It turned out great… restaurant quality. I may try with ground Italian sausage next time but I do like the slices of sausage with the bow tie pasta.

  10. Instead of bowtie pasta i used tri-coloured rotini. It tasted great used spicy italian sasuage for extra heat and kept them whole and cut them in circles. Can’t wait to make this again.

  11. very tasty! Next time I will use the italian blend of DICED tomatoes… the stewed tomatoes were just too big and chunky for my liking

  12. This recipe was AMAZING, I’ll definitely be adding it to my book of recipes. My only issue is…it wasn’t enough (Family of 5)!! LOL, I will for sure be doubling the recipe next time.

  13. Kristyn, my husband and i had the italian sasusage pasta and it was awesome! My husband really did like he had three helpings. Thank you so for a great meal that was easy to make after a long day at work.
    Cindy