Okay, so I have really been on a cooking kick lately (remember the Creamy Chicken and Dumplings?). While that was okay for my sugar, this is even better. It’s super simple and it’s so damn fancy that people will think you are a gourmet chef! I used Dreamfields Pasta in this recipe (as I do with ALL things I make that involve pasta) Using regular pasta makes this WAY less diabetes friendly.
CREAMY RED WINE AND SAUSAGE PASTA
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1.5 pounds sweet sausage, removed from casing
- 1 box Dreamfields rotini
- 1 Cup red wine (I used a pinot noir and it was perfect in there)
- 1 Cup heavy cream
- 2 medium – large tomatoes, diced
- About 7 leaves fresh basil (optional, but recommended)
- Place diced onions in a sauté pan and sauté for a few minutes, then add the garlic and let that sit.
- While the onion and garlic fill your home with the aroma of happiness, remove the sausage from the casing. Put in with the onions and garlic, ripped into pieces, and let it cook, breaking it into pieces (thank about adding salt and pepper)
- This is a good time to put the water up for the pasta, if you haven’t already. Rotini takes 8 – 10 minutes to cook. Also, dice up those tomatoes and the basil!
- After the sausage is fully cooked, remove the sausage mix from the pan and set aside.
- Put the red wine into the pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes or so (cook off that alcohol!) Then add the cream. Cook for about 2 – 3 more minutes or until the sauce thickens up and gets all happy. Add in the tomatoes and basil after the sauce is thickened.
- The pasta should be ready to drain by now. Place the pasta, sausage mix, and sauce with tomatoes in the big pot from the pasta and toss all of that goodness together.
- Serve with a little Parmesan cheese and watch your friends silently wonder when you learned how to cook so well.
- You’re welcome.
I tried to look up the ingredients to check a carb count and it was pretty low. I’m not really going to put anything up here because I’m not sure how exactly carb counts are done… but if you know, feel free to come up with one and let me know!