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Pasta with Quick Sausage Sauce*

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min

3 Tbsp canola oil
3 small red onions, peeled and chopped
6 Italian fresh pork sausages, meat removed from casing and crumbled
2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 bay leaf
3 small dried hot chile peppers, crumbled
3 (14 oz.) cans diced plum tomatoes, drained
1 lb pasta, such as penne, uncooked
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions. Cook and stir until light brown. Stir in crumbled sausage, rosemary, bay leaf and chiles peppers. Cook 20 minutes or until sausage is brown and crumbly. Stir in tomatoes. Return to a boil. Remove from heat.

In a large pan of boiling salted water, cook pasta 9 to 10 minutes, or until al dente, tender but firm. Drain thoroughly.

Stir cream into sauce. Add drained pasta and half the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

Servings: 6 to 8

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