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.