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Creamy Tomato Sausage Pasta

Creamy Tomato Sausage Pasta

I love pasta cream sauces, but I’ve never really tried a tomato-cream sauce before this one tonight. It is a new recipe from my mom who sometimes just walks into the kitchen and looks at the available ingredients and creates a meal!

If you don’t like spicy hot sausage, you can substitute regular sausage, though I think the spicy sausage adds extra kick and flavor!

Remember I sang for Big Band Night last Saturday? It was a marvelous evening with a stunning moon in the sky. Actually, I first discovered “It’s Only a Paper Moon” when I sang it a few years ago at Big Band Night. Check out this stellar version sung by Ella Fitzgerald!

Creamy Tomato Sausage Pasta


  • ½ pound radiatore pasta
  • ½ pound hot Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped red pepper
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • ½ cup sliced black olives (optional garnish)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional garnish)


  1. Cook radiatore pasta for 9 minutes, just under the normal cooking time. Drain. Set aside.
  2. Cook sausage on medium heat until browned. Drain off excess grease.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the sausage. Stir to coat the sausage.
  4. Reduce the heat to low.
  5. Continue to cook sausage. Add tomatoes. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. In a separate frying pan over medium heat, put olive oil.
  7. Add chopped red pepper and diced onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add par-cooked red pepper and onion to sausage and tomato mixture.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Add radiatore pasta to sausage mixture. Stir.
  11. In the microwave, heat half-and-half cream for 20-30 seconds.
  12. Add half-and-half cream to pasta and sausage mixture. Stir gently.
  13. Serve with sliced black olives or grated Parmesan cheese as garnish.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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