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.