Pasta With Sausages And Cream

I am submitting this recipe for Pasta With Sausages And Cream to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by HoneyB, The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch.

Once again I have turned to my copy of The Geometry of Pasta for a recipe. I chose this recipe for pasta with sausages and cream as last year Dave and I spent our annual holiday in Assisi, in the Umbria region of Italy. It was here that we indulged in truffles, ate a lot of ice cream, and walked through the old walled cities. This recipe, found across Umbria, should in theory be made with the famous sausage from Norcia – so famous that the word Norcina has become synonymous with sausage. Unfortunately, we don’t get this typical sausage here so I chose a pork sausage with Parmesan and pancetta in it as these are both Italian ingredients. According to the book, tortiglioni has pronounced grooves that are slightly slanted, wrapping around the tubular pasta in a multiple helix. This is a great bowl of comfort that I would make again, experimenting with different types of sausage.

Pasta With Sausages And Cream
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Tortiglioni Alla Norcina | Pasta With Sausages And Cream

Recipe For: Main Course
All Rights Reserved: Adapted From The Geometry Of Pasta page 272

Ingredients

  • 200 g tortiglioni
  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 250 g sausages skins removed
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1.25 mls dried chilli flakes
  • 100 mls white wine
  • 125 mls cream
  • grated Pecorino Romana for serving

Instructions

  • while the pasta is boiling heat the olive oil in a large pan
  • fry the sausage and the onions until the sausage is partially browned
  • stir occasionally to break up the sausage
  • add the chilli, closely followed by the wine
  • reduce by half and then add the cream
  • leave the sauce to thicken
  • drain your pasta when al dente and add to the sauce
  • cook together until the cream is thick enough to coat the pasta
  • serve with plenty of black pepper and the grated cheese

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34 thoughts on “Pasta With Sausages And Cream

  1. Sounds like my kind of holiday – beautiful scenery and amazing food! What a lovely recipe, have never heard of this before, but then it´s not a part of Italy I know at all.

  2. I’m a huge fan of Italian sausages (often with fennel seeds) in my pasta and had to hunt for the ingredients to Norcina sausages… no fennel but lots of garlic. Can’t wait to give your version a try. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night. Always a pleasure when you do.

  3. The dish looks tempting indeed, but a downside is whether one would be able to name what one was eating after even just one glass of the obligatory vino accompaniment.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful pasta dish to serve as a small first course at my next party. I think it will be easy to do ahead and just adding the pasta at the last minute. It sounds so good.

  5. Tandy, what a beautiful and flavorful pasta dish…love the sausage, wine and the cream in it…so creamy…
    Hope you are having a great week Tandy and thanks for sharing such a tasty pasta dish 🙂

  6. How can you go wrong with wine and cream?! This would be comfort food to me, pasta is always calling me back home!

  7. I love creamy pasta dishes and the chili flakes added to it makes it even more appealing to me! We don’t eat a lot of sausage here but do have it once in a blue moon. I’ll have to look this type of sausage up as I’ve not heard of it! Thank you for participating in PPN!

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