Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pasta and Sausage in Madeira Cream Sauce

Pasta and Sausage in Madeira Cream Sauce from my friend Randi W
1 lb Mild Italian Sausages, casings removed shortcut:I brown ahead of time & freeze
12 oz dry, bite-size pasta (I use shells)
4 oz mushroom slices, drained
2 cloves garlic, pressed/chopped
1/4 c dry sherry
1 c whipping cream
1 t ground white pepper
1/4 t ground nutmeg
3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

1. Crumble and brown sausage, stirring often. Set aside.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
3. In about a teaspoon of drippings cook mushrooms and garlic until browned. Add sherry, sausage, cream, pepper, and nutmeg.
4. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Let thicken 1-2 minutes.
5. Serve over pasta.

This really is quick and easy and uses 2 pots/pans. My kids love it too!

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