Pasta with sausage and ricotta by Mama Steph

An easy-to-make dinner idea

Pasta with sausage and ricotta by Mama Steph

(KLTV) - Here’s an easy-to-make, delicious recipe for pasta with sausage and ricotta. It’s a great weeknight dinner idea, because it’s as quick to prepare as it is tasty.

Pasta with Sausage and Ricotta

12 ounce package of small shaped pasta (such as elbows, rotini, penne, etc.) cooked according to package directions and drained.

To make the sauce:

1/3 cup chopped onion

8 ounces mild ground pork sausage

15 ounce can stewed tomatoes

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

10 to 12 fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin strips

Method:

1. In a large skillet, combine oil, onion and sausage over medium to medium-high heat, being careful not to scorch the onions. Stir frequently, breaking up sausage and browning it completely, about five minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes with their juice, and about 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook for five to ten more minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add the ricotta and basil, and stir just until combined. Then add the pasta and Parmesan, and toss to combine. Serve immediately, sprinkled with more grated Parmesan. Enjoy!

Makes about six 1 cup servings.

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