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Cavatelli with Spicy Tomato-Sausage Sauce

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Category: Italian, Sauces, Meat, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Quick Tomato Sauce
  • 12 oz Hot Italian sausage
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1/2 c Reserved juice from canned
  • -tomatoes (or water)
  • 2 tb Fresh basil, chopped (1 1/2
  • -tsp dried)
  • 3/4 lb Cavatelli or penne
  • 3/4 c Ricotta


PREPARATION: For The Sauce, make the Quick Tomato Sauce. Remove casing
from sausage. Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat; saute
sausage, breaking into small pieces, until color turns pale and sausage is
just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add the Quick Tomato Sauce, basil,
and tomato juice; simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 5 minutes. Sauce can
be made 1 day ahead.

COOKING AND SERVING: Cook the pasta in 4 quarts boiling, salted water
until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain well. Reheat the sauce. Toss the
pasta with sauce. Serve on warmed serving dishes. Garnish each serving
with 3 tablespoons ricotta.

Makes 4 servings.

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