Italian Holiday Table: Creamy Sausage Pasta
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
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Serves: 6 servings
Serve a festive colored sausage pasta for a holiday dinner, ending with a beautiful layered chocolate loaded cheesecake.
  • 1 tablespoon butter
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  • 1 tablespoon Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium Italian
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage links, cut into slices while partially frozen
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to taste--mine needed more)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ⅔ cup dry white wine
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 jar Colavita Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut in half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound Colavita Spinach Tagliatelle Nests
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • Fresh parsley, to garnish
  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and saute till golden. Add garlic, sausage and basil, red pepper flakes and fennel and cook till sausage is browned on both sides. Drain if there is excess oil in the pan.
  2. Add wine and turn up the heat till most of the liquid evaporates. Add tomatoes, artichoke hearts, salt, and pepper and let simmer a few minutes. Add cream and simmer till sauce simmers slightly. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  3. Cook pasta in well-salted water till al dente. Drain, saving a little pasta water to thin the sauce if needed. Place pasta in a serving bowl and top with sauce and ¾ cup of the Parmesan. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and garnish with parsley if desired.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at