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Pasta in Tomato-Cream Sauce

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this is a super creamy, super yummy pasta dish thats just perfect for a night in... i used barilla's roasted garlic pasta sauce for this, coz we LOVE garlic... but you could tone it down by using regular pasta sauce or even tinned tomatoes for this.

also, i used a double cream substitute (in an attempt to make it a bit healthier) and it tasted just fine...

Ingredients
8 Servings
Elbow pasta packet 1
Jar barilla roasted garlic napoletana sauce 1
Garlic cloves 4
White onion, diced fine 1
Chicken bouillon cube, crumbled12
Ground cinnamon14 Teaspoon
Hillshire farm's beef summer sausage, cubed 1
Button mushrooms, sliced 1 Cup
Dry rosemary 1 Pinch
Dried basil12 Teaspoon
Dried marjoram12 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds14 Teaspoon
Double cream 1 Cup
Salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Olive oil
Preparation Steps
  • prepare the pasta according to package directions till al-dente. drain when done, and set aside.

  • while the pasta is cooking, prep the rets of the ingredients. cube the sausage, dice the onions and garlic and slice the mushrooms.

  • in a non-stick vessel, heat the olive oil. add the cubed sausage to the oil and sautee. the sausages will release their fats into the pan, and shrink in size.

  • remove the sausage into a separate dish and set aside. add cumin seeds into the vessel on the stove.

  • when the seeds splutter, add the garlic to the pan. sautee for about a minute.

  • next, add the diced onion and sautee till it turns translucent.

  • add the crumbled bouillon cube and ground cinnamon. stir well to combine.

  • when the onion starts to caramelise to a light golden, add the mushrooms and sautee till they release their liquids into the pan and shrink.

  • cook them off for a bit, till the liquids reduce by about half, and then add in the previously seared sausage pieces. stir well.

  • 10 

    add the jar of pasta sauce to the pan, and stir well to combine (you might want to add some water too if you feel its too thick).

  • 11 

    when it starts bubbling, add the rosemary, marjoram and basil. stir to combine.

  • 12 

    check for seasoning at this stage, and add salt (if required) and LOADS of freshly cracked black pepper.

  • 13 

    add the cream, and mix well. the sauce will turn into a pale orange color.

  • 14 

    add the cooked pasta to this and toss everything well so as to coat the pasta with the sauce. heat it through for about a minute and take it of the heat.

  • 15 

    serve with a light sprinkling of grater parmesan (optional, but its pretty rich as it is!) and DIG IN!!!

Nirmala PremAbu Halifah, Kuwait

Hey! I'm a super busy mommy to 3 year old mixed gender twins. I guess that's enough said about the amount of time i get to spend cooking :). Most of the food I cook is about saving time, but not compromising on flavour. My biggest supporter is my hubby, who loves trying out new recipes and experimenting with different flavours. We love entertaining friends, and our home is the usual watering hole in our gang. So we try to come up with some innovative, fun food. Hope u guys like them!

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