J and I were having pasta last night. And I decided to try something different than my typical 'pour pasta from jar and heat'. :)
So I had some chicken sausage in the freezer, Italian style, and some diced tomatos and decided to throw something together and see how it came out.
This was really good. It was a bit spicy from the fire-roasted tomatos and the sausage, and had really good flavor.
1 14 ou can fire-roasted diced tomatos
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 c onion, chopped
Dried basil and oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 T tomato paste
1/2 c half and half
2 links chicken sausage, sliced into bite-sized pieces
Pasta of choice, cooked
In a food processor combine the diced tomatos, garlic, onion, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Pulse about 8-10 times, leaving some small pieces of tomato and onion intact.
In a saucepan, cook the sausage over medium heat until heated through. Pour the tomato mixture over it and mix. Bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes, then add the tomato paste to thicken. Simmer for about 2-3 more minutes, mix in the half and half, and remove from heat.
Serve over pasta.