So, there you are. The ingredients in the pantry include pasta and sausage. You have one family member who Doesn’t Like tomatoes. What to do?
Answer: Google on Recipe +pasta +sausage -tomato. See what turns up. In our case, what turned up was this:
Pasta with Sweet Sausage and Cream recipe
- 8 Sweet Italian sausages, removed from their casings
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons Cognac, optional
- 1 pound shell pasta
Place sausages and minced onion in a saucepan and cook over low heat until sausage is lightly browned.
Break up the meat with a fork as it cooks, so it is crumbly.
Add cream and cook until thickened.
Heavy cream will never curdle, so it doesn’t matter if the cream comes to a low boil.
It will thicken more quickly.
Stir sauce gently through cooked pasta and serve.
Hurrah! All the ingredients were on hand. Made same. Served it forth.
This was met with Instant Approval and a demand to Have It Again.
Note: While the recipe says “cognac optional” it is not, in fact optional. At the very least some variety of Strong Spirit is needed to make the cream behave properly.