Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

World Cuisine European Italian

A friend gave this recipe to me a few years back, and my family can't seem to get enough of it. It sounds strange with cream in it, but that just enhances the flavor and texture. This is a very easy recipe.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 656
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 45m


  • 1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can Italian-style plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  • 2   Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage and pepper flakes until sausage is evenly brown. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, cream, and salt. Simmer until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • 3   Stir cooked pasta into sauce, and heat through. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 42.1g 65%
    Saturated Fat 20.0g  
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1088mg 44%
Potassium 350mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 50.9g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
Protein 20.1g 40%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 1693IU  
Vitamin C 17mg  
Calcium 91mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 43mg  
Folate 121mcg