Recipe from Picky Palate
This was a great weeknight recipe, especially on a cold one. I think this took me about 15 minutes to make, start to finish.
I added in some diced tomatos, green onions, garlic and orzo to make it heartier for us. :)
2 T EVOO
1 lb Italian Sausage (sweet or spicy, it's up to you)
10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
26 ou jar of your favorite pasta sauce
2 medium tomatos, diced
4-5 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 c orzo, cooked
1 c water
1 1/2 c half and half
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Mix in remaining ingredients and cook until heated through. Simmer until ready to serve.
I served it sprinkled with some Parmesan cheese with a side of crusty Italian bread.