Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 03, 2024
We often have our favorite pasta when company comes over, and I’ve shared this Italian sausage recipe several times. Now many of my friends make it for their families, too. —Janelle Moore, Auburn, Washington
Italian Sausage with Bow Ties Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 6-qt. stockpot, cook sausage with onion and pepper flakes over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking up meat into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Drain.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, cream, salt and basil; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pasta; heat through. Serve with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-3/4 cups: 751 calories, 44g fat (21g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 989mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.