Recipe for Fettucine with Creamy Tomato and Sausage Sauce

Fettucine with Creamy Tomato and Sausage Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb italian sweet sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tomatoes seasoned with basil garlic & oregano, in juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 lb fettuccine pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add shallots and garlic and saute until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add sausages and saute until no longer pink, breaking up with back of fork, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add cream; simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes with juices, sage and crushed red pepper.
  6. Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite.
  8. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  9. Return pasta to same pot; add sauce.
  10. Toss over medium heat until sauce is combined with pasta, adding reserved liquid in 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Transfer to bowl.
  13. Sprinkle with cheese.


Recipe and Photo: The Merlin Menu / CC BY

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