Penne in Tomato Cream Sauce with Sausage


1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
2/3 Cup dry white wine
1 14 1/2-ounce can diced peeled tomatoes with juices
2 Tbsp Tomato Powder
1 Cup whipping cream
6 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley

1 lb penne pasta

1 Cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until golden brown and tender, about 7 minutes. Add sausage and sauté until golden brown and cooked through, breaking up with back of spoon, about 7 minutes. Drain any excess drippings from skillet. Add wine to skillet and boil until almost all liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes with juices and tomato powder (whisking in)and simmer
3 minutes. Add cream and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in 4 tablespoons parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. (Sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta; transfer to large bowl.
Bring sauce to simmer. Pour sauce over pasta. Add 3/4 cup cheese and toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons parsley.

This is a quick and easy sauce recipe. The tomato powder adds an extra pop of acid and sweetness to the mix!