A mom of four, wife, blogger, homebased business owner. Leigh Anne loves to spend time in the kitchen creating yummy treats for her family and friends. She also uses her vision, creativity, and time management skills to inspire women to create the life they want.

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Creamy Tomato and Sausage Pasta

Pasta is a go to meal at our house. Especially now that the nights are getting a cooler, evenings are busy with activities and Fall is in the air. A nice plate of yummy pasta is just good comfort food.

This recipe is one that I usually have all the ingredients on hand, or almost all. So when I don’t know what to fix for dinner, pasta is usually the answer.

This particular recipe calls for Italian Sausage but you could also use ground chicken, turkey or hamburger. Whatever you have.

If you don’t have fresh basil, use dried instead.

It uses canned tomatoes and I always have a few cans of those in the pantry.

I used penne pasta but any size or shape will do.

You can really just make it up as you go along. It’s hard to go wrong!

So what’s your favorite Go To meal for Fall?

Creamy Tomato and Sausage Pasta

Printable Recipe

1 lb. mild Italian Sausage

2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2-3 tsp fresh basil, sliced (reserve some to garnish with) or use 2 tsp dried basil

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

3 cans (15 oz.) diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 1/2 C cream

1 box penne pasta

Brown the sausage . Cook pasta according to the box. Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Saute until garlic is soft. Add in tomatoes and cream. Stir until it begins to thicken. Add sausage back in and then pour over pasta. If it seems to thick just thin it with some additional cream. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and more fresh basil.

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Comments (4)

  1. Toots 05/10/2013 at 11:27 am

    This was good…3 cans of tomatoes would be way too much, I used 2. And you might wanna tell people they should drain the tomatoes cuz using the liquid is way too much

  2. Leigh Anne@YourHomebasedMom 08/08/2012 at 6:39 pm

    So glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Tanja 08/08/2012 at 5:44 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was great and so easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Christina 09/26/2011 at 7:34 pm

    I made this for supper and it was delicious! I used fresh garden tomatoes and added some chorizo.