A fellow homeschooling mom and friend had a brilliant idea, sending out e-mail requests to friends this fall, asking for their favorite quick and frugal recipes. She then copied and pasted them to us all! This adaption of a friend's bowtie and sausage pasta has been made a few times in our home. It is a quick and filling meal in a pinch. Here is her recipe and my adaptions in parenthesis.
Bowtie & Sausage Pasta Jen Wold
1 medium onion
1 lb mild sausage (I use breakfast sausage, one of our family's favorites!)
1 lb bowtie (farfalle) pasta (we used rigatoni tonight!)
1 cup heavy cream (ummm.. cheapo here uses milk....)
3/4 – 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Put a large pot of water on a burner and set the heat to high.
Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
Pour enough olive oil into a skillet/frying pan to cover the bottom. Turn heat on to medium high.
Dice the onion and add them to the pan. Cook until translucent and soft (about 7 minutes).
Add the sausage and cook until done.
Carefully drain most of the grease from the sausage/onions, leaving a small amount.
Turn the heat down to low and add the cream.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add the sausage/cream sauce.
Add the Parmesan cheese and toss.
I estimate it feeds our family of seven for under $7.