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Dude’s Pasta

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 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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