Farfalle Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream

Farfalle Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream is a wonderful quick and easy dish for any night of the week! Bow tie pasta is tossed with sweet Italian sausage, crushed tomatoes, and cream. This pasta dish has tons of rich and creamy flavor and the italian sausage gives it a little kick! This main dish is perfect you are craving an easy meal that looks as good as it tastes!

Farfalle Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with added puree
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • 1/2 cup (packed) chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. In a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add sausage and crushed red pepper. Sauté until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is tender, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and cream. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sausage mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta to same pot. Add sausage mixture and toss over medium-low heat until sauce coats pasta, adding reserved cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry. Transfer pasta to serving dish. Sprinkle with basil and cheese.

Source: Bon Appétit, January 2006

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15 Responses to Farfalle Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream

  1. This looks so fresh and delicious! I havent had farfalle in forever!!

  2. Yum!!! That looks so comforting and delicious! You are making me want pasta so bad!

  3. Sara says:

    This sounds wonderful and so easy. Give me pasta and I’m a happy camper!

  4. Jane says:

    I have to say…you are my favorite food blogger! LOVE your recipes!!!

  5. Lucie says:

    Mmm…looks delicious and is definitely appealing with all those colors!

  6. Oh my dear gracious this looks SO good!

  7. Oh, yum! Sausage, tomatoes with a creamy sauce! Mmmmm! And, the cheese you have piled on top makes my mouth water!

  8. Courtney says:

    I made this tonight! It came out great. 🙂

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  10. Katelyn says:

    This was yummy and easy! I added a ful cup of whipping cream, and didn’t need to add any of the water from the pasta

  11. Pzqmnn says:

    Your photograph looks better than the Bon Appetite photo!

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