High Fiber Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato and Sausage Sauce

01/11/2010 08:46

High Fiber Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato and Sausage Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 med chopped onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes in juice with Italian seasonings
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound high fiber fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat,  add onions and garlic and sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add sausages and sauté until no longer pink, breaking up with back of fork, about 5 minutes.. Add tomatoes with juices, sage and crushed red pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes, add half and half; simmer 5 minutes

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Return pasta to same pot; add sauce. Toss over medium heat until sauce coats pasta, adding reserved cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry.. Transfer to bowl; sprinkle with cheese and serve.