Monday, February 22, 2010

The Spaghetti Series - Sausage and Cream Sauce (#2)

A member of my supper club is one phenomenal cook (they all are), and I give her extra admiration since she balances cooking with three young boys...the youngest just a few months old! At our last gathering, she made two recipes from a cookbook called Creme de Colorado Cookbook that were out of this world. One was a Greek chicken recipe and the other was lemon bread. I could not stop eating either. They were delectable.

I then looked back and previous lists from gatherings and saw that she had made other recipes from the cookbook that were successful. It was all I needed to hit Amazon the following day! I ordered a used copy of the cookbook on Amazon and am thrilled with it. I admit I love climbing into bed before I sleep with a cookbook. Tonight's Spaghetti Series recipe comes from the pasta section of the cookbook. I had a vacation day today and it was good to be home and not have to rush through the aisles at the supermarket or wine store. I took my time, and this dish takes no time at all. It was great comfort food on a cold winter's night.

Pasta with Sausage and Cream Sauce (adapted from the Creme de Colorado Cookbook)

1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage, casings removed (I used chicken)
2 cups heavy cream (I used half and half)
1 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon fresh, minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried sage (I added this)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
12 ounces of cooked spaghetti, cooked al dente and drained (I used angel hair)
salt and pepper to taste
Extra parsley and Parmesan for serving

In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in sausage and fry until brown. Remove sausage and drain grease. Return sausage to skillet and stir in cream, wine, parsley, nutmeg, sage, and Parmesan. Salt and pepper to your tastes. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Place pasta in heated serving dish and toss with sausage sauce, topping with extra parsley and Parmesan.


  1. This looks totally decadent and so delicious! I'm going to check out the book - sounds like a good one.

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks incredible!! Rich and delicious!!

    I've NEVER made my own cream sauce before. This looks perfect!

  3. Yeah! I am glad to know that I am not the only one curled up in bed reading a new cookbook :-)

  4. Oh this cook book sounds exciting sweetie but u know how to sniff out the best recipes dont u?
    Love this one-comfort food it sure is......
    since ur on google thought i'll ask ya-what would ya do if ur recent posts were not updating on blog lists and feed burner ?

  5. Sounds interesting!

  6. Love to hear about great cookbooks! And I've never even heard of this one...there is a world of cookbooks out there we know nothing about!

    This is well worth a read since your recipe looks divine! Glad you added sage, it seems like the perfect herb to go with this dish.

  7. Alright. Off to Amazon. Since you gave it a good review, I am inclined to believe it is excellent. Plus I'm pretty sure htat pasta speaks for itself!

    I love leisurely grocery shopping relaxing.

  8. I love the idea of sausage & cream sauce, sounds marvelous!

  9. Spaghetti with cream sauce is just magical sometimes. I made some last night, except mine was cashew cream (an experiment!) and I was surprised how cream-like it tasted! But yeah, sometimes you need the real thing :D

  10. I also love going to bed with my cook book. I just love looking at all these delicious food on the cook books. Also, I love taking time at supermarket and wine store. I go each isle and check out all the products in the store. I do this when I visit different countries too :-)

  11. I'm always looking for different pasta sauces and this sounds great. I'm sure the veggie version sans sausage would be awesome too. Thanks!

  12. Comfort food for sure. Did the half-n-half sub work well in this particular recipe?

  13. Lo, it did! Once the cheese was added it was even thicker!

  14. Sausage and cream is a classic combination and among my favorites. Not the best for the old waistline, but life is short. Sounds great!

  15. Sounds delicious!!will try for my son.

  16. Finally! Someone else who takes cookbooks to bed. and I thought I was crazy...
    Awesome pasta - looks delectable!

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  18. all pasta dishes should contain either sausage or make use of a cream sauce. one that does both is automatically AWESOME. what a wonderful recipe--my drool is cascading. :)

  19. Oh now this is too decadently delicious. must have some. now.

  20. This is delight full and Joanne being ur fren too, am inviting u here for her little party which is a suprise party for her leave her a wish in the sprinkles feeds arent working so am trying my best to find all her pals to leave her a wish in the sprinkles before she gets there or even after....will ya help too to make it a little sucess....and leave her a wish too?

  21. I love that recipe. It just sounds so delicious!

  22. Hmmm, will have to look out for that cookbook. Looks luscious and creamy.
    *kisses* HH

  23. OK, now I'm going to look for that cookbook, too! We're going to start a book rush here, grins.

    This recipe sounds DEEEEE-LISH!! Thanks for sharing this keeper recipe...

  24. I am bookmarking this one for later. It has everything I love in it! Great dish.