Thursday, December 18

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

Olive oil

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.


Kim said...

This recipe sounds soooo good! Feeding my family of two men and three boys gets to be quite challenging when trying to stay within a budget. Thanks for sharing with us.
Any others would be appreciated, also!

In Christ,

Victoria said...

Mmmm sounds good.

I really enjoyed reading your critique of the Christian Crunchy life! Very well spoken.

Lynn Hasty said...

Sounds really good. We'll definitely use this.


Karen G. said...

No tomato sauce on this recipe? The picture looks as though there is but I love a good recipe without tomatoes sometimes. Thanks for the great recipe.

Me said...

Karen, nope, no tomato sauce, just the creamy-sausage-y-oniony one.

A said...

Yum! My family will love this!
Thanks for sharing.