Thursday, October 21, 2010

Creamy Sausage and Rigatoni Pasta

This is another dish my mom used to make when I was a young'un. I made it last night and yes it was pasta and no I don't think Jeff ate it! I had to go to work so I don't know what he ate, I do know when I got home at 10 he was heating up a bowl of Taco Soup.  He just is not a pasta dude, and I love a good bowl of pasta...I told y'all he's a weird one now when it comes to food! I guess I was pushing it considering the night before I had made the Steak and Stir-Fry Noodles. I didn't realize it was 2 pasta dishes 2 nights in a row...Oh well I could eat pasta any night of the week! I made some cheese garlic biscuits to go along with it and I ran out of my white cooking wine so the glass I was drinking of wine (Oops got caught drinking wine again, ok I admit, when I cook I like to have a glass of wine, it makes everything that much better and tunes out the screaming, starving kids in the background!) I just used some of that in place of it and it turned out to be really good! So I think any white wine would do for this dish! And you can sneak in a little sip while your at it...

5 links of Italian sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained
1 cup heavy whipping cream
14 oun Rigatoni noodles, cooked and drained
1/2 cup white wine
A sip of white wine, I'm kidding....well kinda...
6 oun of shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tbs dried parsley
1/2 tbs oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp nutmeg (Don't leave this one out, its amazing in it!)
1 tbs butter

Heat butter in a pan until melted, add in your Italian sausage (casings removed) and cook until brown and drain. Make your noodles according to directions. While your noodles are cooking up, in the same pan you used to make your sausage in, add your cream, wine, garlic powder and parsley. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in your crumbled sausage and heat another 2 minutes. Drain your noodles. Pour your cream/sausage mixture into the noodles and stir over low heat. Add in your parmesan cheese and stir until it is melted all throughout. And last but not least, your nutmeg! Add it in and stir once again! All done! Super easy, huh?

Get ya a big ole bowl of this creamy goodness!

It is heaven in a bowl!

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  1. LOL, you crack me up! The pasta looks fantastic, we are kindred spirits with our wine loving.

  2. Yum! No need to apologize about the wine. Every mom knows that when you're furiously stirring a sauce and can't step away lest it break is exactly the time when a child will shout "OOOWW!" followed by the other child shouting, "It wasn't me!" That is precisely the time when you're glad the wine bottle is there 'for your sauce.'

  3. I adore pasta and think this recipe sounds fantastic. You've got to sample the wine too! I'm a big fan of cooking with wine, and sometimes even putting it in the dish! Ha! Meet your newest follower -- the wine makes us automatic best buds, in case you were wondering!

  4. I can't believe your hubby is not a pasta guy - I thought they all were! I could eat it all the time too. I always use a dry white wine when cooking and some of it always ends up in a glass ;) But if I am out of a bottle, then I have to break out the cooking wine. Great looking dish, I love creamy pasta!

  5. I just drooled!!! Where is my invite over for din din? I will bring the wine.....A bottle of red, A bottle of white??? ; )

  6. This looks super yummy! Thank you for posting it!

  7. of my loves YUM!!!!!

  8. The pasta looks terrific!! YUMMY!!!!

    Have a nice day, Kirby!

  9. So glad to connect with you. Love your recipes and happy to be your newest follower. PS ~ Cooking with wine is the way to go. :)

  10. hi! I'm visiting from Fat Camp Friday and this looks really good! thanks for posting :-) have a great weekend.

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm all about comfort food..and girl this is it. Pass me a bowl!



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