This is comfort food at it's best! My husband likes to make this recipe.
It makes a lot, smells and tastes wonderful and can be prepared ahead and reheated in the oven for a crowd.
Prepare a salad and some garlic bread and pour some wine and you have a meal "to die for".
1 Tbsp. OLIVE OIL
1 1/2 lbs. mild or hot ITALIAN SAUSAGE (I prefer hot), casings removed
1 ONION, chopped
3 cloves GARLIC
1/3 c. dry WHITE WINE
1 1/2 c. canned CRUSHED TOMATOES IN THICK PUREE
1/2 tsp. SALT
1/2 tsp. PEPPER, freshly ground
1/4 c. chopped PARSLEY
1 c. HEAVY CREAM
1 lb. RIGATONI
PARMESAN, grated for serving
In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat, and add the meat (break up with a fork) and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes).
Remove the sausage and discard all but 1 Tbsp. of fat.
Reduce the heat to low and add the onion and garlic. Stir occasionally until translucent (about 5 minutes).
Add the wine and cook until it almost evaporates (about 5 minutes).
Stir in the sausage, tomatoes, and salt. Simmer covered for 10 minutes.
Add the pepper, parsley, and cream.
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to directions on box.
Toss with the sauce. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy!