I've been wanting to try this creamy pasta dish & checked several recipes. Finally, I just put some ingredients together for my own version. We liked it & hope you'll give it a try.
1 lb. sausage (I used hot Italian chicken sausage)
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced, optional
sprinkle of crushed red peppers, optional
1/3-1/2 c. Vodka
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/2 -1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
fresh basil, snipped or torn
12 oz. dried rotini or penne pasta, cooked
Parmesan cheese, for serving
In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta according to directions on the box. Drain & set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the sausage in a tablespoon of hot olive oil. Add the onion , mushrooms & garlic & cook for a few minutes more. Add the crushed red peppers & the vodka. Let the vodka come to a simmer & then reduce by half.
Add the crushed tomatoes to the skillet & stir. Add the whipped cream & fold in. Add the cooked pasta & stir to combine. Lastly, add the snipped basil & some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
I hope you enjoy!
I'm sharing this with Foodie Friday & On the Menu Monday.