Cavatappi with Sausage and Tomatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 457.2
  • Total Fat: 21.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.9 mg
  • Sodium: 807.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 19.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1/2 Tbs. olive oil
    1/2 lb. hot Italian sausage with fennel seed,
    loose or casings removed
    1/2 lb. ripe plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and
    1 Tbs. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1/4 cup heavy cream
    Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
    1/2 lb. dried cavatappi or fusilli
    1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


In a large sauté pan over medium-low heat, warm the olive oil. Add the sausage and cook slowly, breaking it up into bits with a fork, until it loses its raw color, about 5 minutes; do not allow it to brown or harden. Stir in the tomatoes and parsley. Increase the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until the tomatoes have softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the cream and simmer briefly until the cream thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat.

Bring a large pot three-fourths full of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta, stir well and cook until al dente (tender but firm to the bite), about 12 minutes or according to the package directions. While the pasta is cooking, reheat the sauce gently over low heat.

Drain the pasta and return to the warm pot. Add the sauce and toss. Divide among warmed dishes and serve immediately. Pass the cheese at the table. Serves 4 to 6

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RSINDERS.

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