Spicy Sausage Pasta

This recipe is so EASY and goes together really FAST. It is one of my GO-TO recipes when we need dinner in a HURRY. And of course, it doesn't hurt that it TASTES delicious! 

Spicy Sausage Pasta
1/2 pound Italian sausage (hot or mild)
1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups spaghetti sauce (or sometimes I just use a jar or a can and call it good)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup half-and-half or cream
12 ounce rotini pasta, cooked according to directions
Grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the sausage in a large frying pan. When done, stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the spaghetti sauce and water, and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the half-and-half or cream and bring to a boil and cook for about a minute, stirring. Remove from heat. Serve over the cooked pasta and garnish with the cheese.

TIP: Another great garnish would be some pretty chopped parsley or chives! Also, try throwing in some chopped onion or sliced mushrooms while cooking the sausage for more great taste.


  1. Well, I think we might just have this for dinner tonight - thanks Meliss!!!

  2. We made it and LOVED it!! Thanks for sharing Meliss!!