Dinner Turned Out Well (Not Well-Done)

In a follow-up to yesterday’s little accident in the kitchen, the dinner was salvaged—despite the fire—and very tasty. Last week I posted a picture and link to a healthy recipe I tried, but this week I am sharing this rich and filling pasta dish that my mom often served. The season for comfort food is starting, and Bow Tie Pasta satisfies in a number of different ways.

Bow Tie Pasta

1 lb. bulk sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 can (16 oz) diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon leaf basil, crumbled
1 teaspoon leaf oregano, crumbled
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (8 oz) pkg farafelli pasta (shaped like bow ties)
½ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Flatten sausage into patty. Brown on both sides and remove to a paper towel. (AND SET AWAY FROM THE STOVE!!)

Saute onion and garlic. Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid. Brown tomatoes for five minutes in skillet. Return meat to skillet with tomato juice and seasonings. Simmer 30 minutes on low. Cook pasta and spoon sauce over pasta. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Personal Notes: Play with the seasonings and adjust to personal preference and try fresh herbs if you have them. You also might want to add more tomatoes if you like a juicier sauce, even double the amount, but be sure you brown them. That step gives the tomatoes a characteristic flavor.

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1 Comment

  1. Rachel Corbett
    Sep 26, 2008

    Yum, I haven’t had that one in a while, I need to put it on my list!

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