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Bow Tie Pasta with Caramelized Cherry Tomatoes and Sausage

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A delicious weeknight dinner with sausage and a deep cherry tomato flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 whole Spicy Italian Sausages, Casings Removed
  • ½ cups Small Diced Onions
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced Or Diced
  • 6 whole Basil Leaves, Chopped, Plus More For Garnish
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes, 14 Oz
  • 1 pinch Dried Chili Flakes
  • ¾ pounds Bow Tie Pasta
  • ½ cups Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese Divided
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

Preheat a large saute pan with oil over medium low heat. Slice all of the cherry tomatoes in half and put them into the saute pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook over medium low heat for approximately 20 minutes. The tomatoes will darken in color and become even more sweet than before.

While the cherry tomatoes are cooking, in a separate pan brown sausage over medium heat breaking into bite size pieces while cooking. Once the sausage is browned, remove it from the heat and set aside.

Into the pan of tomatoes, still over medium low heat, add diced onions and garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the onion starts to soften.

Add basil, can of diced tomatoes and the sausage. Add salt, pepper, and chili flakes to taste.

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Save 1-2 cups of the starchy pasta water before draining the rest of the water off of the pasta.

Add drained (NOT RINSED) pasta into the tomato mixture. Add some of the reserved pasta water if needed to fully coat the pasta.
Add half of the Parmesan cheese and mix well.

Garnish with the remaining Parmesan cheese and basil and ENJOY!

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ekstark89 on 7.15.2011

Thanks Brenda! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Yes it is spicy but spicy is good!

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luluakajennifer on 6.12.2012

My husband and I love this recipe! We make it every few weeks. Love the caramelized tomatoes! Sometimes I add more because I love them. Could be a little saucier but it’s easy to add. Thanks for the recipe!

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Eugenia on 10.31.2011

I thought it was great! I did add more fresh tomatoes, but wish I’d put in some sauce instead of the diced tomatoes to make it more saucy. I agree with Sarah, I like more sauce, but this definitely isn’t dry either, so maybe others like it the way it is :). Great recipe for all those cherry tomatoes!

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Julia Timmons on 8.3.2011

This was awesome. Great light pasta dinner (I used turkey sausage to lower the calories a bit). Now I am working on putting some of these tomatoes (already caramelized and with the onions and garlic) in the freezer for winter. Really needed this recipe for using up the large numbers of cherry tomatoes I am harvesting!

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Sarah on 7.17.2011

This was very good. The caramelized tomatoes were so delicious. I wished there were even more! I may add more tomato sauce or diced tomatorpes next time since it didn’t seem saucy enough for my taste. But it definitely wasn’t dry. Husband loved it too!

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Brenda Morgan on 7.14.2011

Made this for dinner tonight. Spicy, but everyone loved it. Who dosen’t love spicy!! Easy and delicious!!

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