For some reason I’m drawn to the dishes that are a play or rip-off of other dishes. I’m not sure why. Maybe I feel like this play-on-another-dish is an underdog and I kind of feel like Robin Hood, giving that dish a chance. Or I could feel a little like Peter Pan, with the dishes that never want to grow up and be the big, bold dish it could have been. No, stay, play, have fun! Or, maybe it’s just that these dishes are easier than the actual dish. Ya, I have to go with that last one. As much as I’d like to be Robin Hood or Peter Pan, I just don’t look good in tights.
1 Pkg Hillshire Farm smoked sausage
12 oz cooked pasta, drained
2 cups heavy cream
1 Tbs Italian seasoning
1 Tsp garlic salt
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pt cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups frozen peas
Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
While preparing pasta, cut sausage in ½” – 1″ thick slices. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium – high heat. Sauté sausage for about 5 minutes, until crispy. Drain any grease. Add cream, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Add tomatoes and peas. Simmer 4-5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
Stir in Parmesan and add to pasta.
Wine Pairing Suggestions:
Serves 6 – 8
Total time: 30 minutes