Farfalle with Sausage and Tomato Cream Sauce

Funny little story. There once was a food blogger that jumped into blogging with both feet. She was so excited to find something that made her so happy, she really felt she had found her calling. She cooked many many meals making her family feel as though they might burst at the seams. She typed her little fingers off creating post after post that she hoped would not only entertain her readers (all 50 of them) with her words, but with her recipes as well. She had no method to her madness. Just cook, cook, cook, write, write, write, post, post, post. And then one day she decided to organize her photo files, you see she had become much more organized in her meal planning and posting, and felt it was past time for the photos to be organized as well. When what to her curious eyes appeared, but several photo's of food she had cooked that she had never posted. ARRGGG she thought cursing at her computer screen, "How could I have missed posting these?". Moral to the story? Be more organized and also, don't talk to your computer screen because if someone hears you you might end up heavily medicated!

Yes my darling foodie friends, that crazy absent minded blogger is me, and the oh so lovely (that would be sarcasm my friends) photo is one of the very first photos I took for my blog. It is nice to see I have improved just a bit. The recipe though, it is still fresh and new, and just as good as it ever was. 

My friend Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls told me yesterday that I am the Queen of pasta. It made me giggle a bit. I don't know if I am the Queen but I sure do love to eat it! I also love quick and easy recipes that your whole family will love. I think this one fits into that category quite nicely. I hope you agree!!

Farfalle with Sausage and Tomato Cream Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Italian sausage (sold in bulk or links with casings removed)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can of whole Italian tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cup heavy cream (can sub fat free evaporated milk)
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 box farfalle (bow tie) pasta
Grated Parmesan for garnish

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the post.

Meanwhile heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage until it is no longer pink. Add the onions, garlic, and crushed pepper flakes. Cook until the onion is soft, and sausage has browned. Add the tomatoes and using a potato masher smash them to break them up (or squeeze them in your hand, just be careful of squirting juice). Then add the cream and salt to taste.

Reduce heat and simmer until the mixture begins to thicken a bit, about 5 minutes. Add the pasta and continue to cook until the pasta is thoroughly heated through. Ladle into deep bowls, garnish with chopped parsley and grated cheese.



  1. You ARE the pasta queen and this beautiful dish just proves my point!

  2. Love this recipe! I am a huge pasta lover too! That's why I like your blog so much:)

  3. This pasta looks and sounds fantastic, Bobbi. Being the Queen of Pasta is a pretty fabulous role to fill :)

    1. Thanks! LOL I have never been a queen but I guess if my daughter is a princess that gives me the job.