Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato Italian Sausage Sauce

I love pasta sauces that are both tomatoey and creamy at the same time, so I thought I would give this one a try…

2 T olive oil
3 shallots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 lb. spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup whipping cream
2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 T dried sage
3/4 lb. fettuccine
1/2 grated parmesan

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook until they begin to soften. Add sausage, breaking it up into smaller bits, until cooked through. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes Add tomatoes with juice and sage. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Return pasta to pot and add tomato sauce. Toss over medium heat until the sauce covers the pasta. Add reserved liquid a little bit at a time if mixture seems dry. Add salt and pepper to taste. Tranfer to bowl, sprinkle with parmesan and serve.

What did the family think? Hubby really liked it. The kids liked it too. I was so-so on it. I wanted the sauce to be thicker or creamier or something and it just didn’t happen.

from Simply Recipes

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