I tried out another new dish last night that turned out delicious! Everyone in our house enjoyed it and the ingredients are so simple! Dusty did think it tasted similar to the Creamy Mexican Skillet but I informed him that the ingredients were completely different. It made a lot! I mean, it uses an entire box of pasta. It was great for lunch today too!
Creamy Pasta and Sausage
1 lb sausage, casings removed (I used hot sausage because that's what we had)
4 cups dry penne rigate pasta
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz. can Italian tomatoes, chopped, drained
1 1/2 cups half & half
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste
fresh grated Parmesan cheese (sprinkled on top)
Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic during the last minute. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain the pasta and set aside.
Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the tomatoes, half & half, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper to the skillet. Add the pasta and stir until thoroughly mixed and heated through.
Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.