Dude’s Pasta

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Dude’s Pasta Dude’s Pasta

Servings: 8 servings
Difficulty: Easy

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1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 pint heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Freshly ground nutmeg
1 lb. bow tie pasta, cooked
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped (for garnish)





Heat large skillet over medium high heat and brown sausage, breaking up with the back of a spoon. Add mushrooms, garlic and onion and cook until softened, add a bit of olive oil if needed. Add tomatoes, simmer until thickened. Add cream and simmer. Salt and pepper to taste.

Toss pasta with sauce. Just before serving add a bit of nutmeg and the freshly chopped parsley.

Great with crusty bread and your favorite Beaujolais.

Alternate recipe: Omit the cream and nutmeg and add second can of tomatoes and 1-2 teaspoons of sugar to taste. A little veal stock paste is always wonderful as well.

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Reader Comments:

Know what would make this better? Parmesan & bacon!

By Sweet Sinsation on October 21, 2010

My grandmother & aunts used to make amazing cream corn
fresh off the cob & it was so good, but I have not been able to duplicate it. Any ideas?

By Dianne on September 10, 2010

I made this dish and we loved it! It did not look just like the picture but it tasted great. I have made it since and changed a few things ..I added a little more garlic and I used fresh diced tomatoes from my family garden. I will continue making this recipe in the future. Thanks for sharing it.

Happy Cooking XO

By Chris on August 08, 2010

I agree - not a wow with me either.  Mine did not look like the one on the photograph and I think that the full pint of heavy cream was the reason.  If I made it again, I would cut down on the cream and bump up the garlic a bit.

By charlane on April 19, 2010

This recipe is very simple, but don’t forget to add the nutmeg. This will fill you up, but didn’t “wow” me like other Paula dishes. If you take a bite with a lot of mushrooms, it almost tastes like her stroganoff. Probably won’t make again, but will keep the faith with other dishes she posts

By Sue on January 22, 2010

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