Italian Sausage Bow-Tie Pasta Recipe

Italian Sausage Bow-Tie Pasta

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Last updated on April 9, 2021

My good friend Kellie Holmstrom, shared a recipe that she found on Pinterest.  Her whole family loved it, so I decided to give it a try. But of course I always end up tweaking recipes a bit, because I love to be creative in the kitchen. Hope you enjoy my variation! 

Italian Sausage Bow-Tie Pasta

Italian Sausage Bow-Tie Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 16oz Bow Tie Pasta
  • 1 1/2# Italian Sausage (see my recipe)
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 28oz can Italian Style Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes over medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, cream, salt, basil, and 1/2 cup of the shredded Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Reduce heat,;simmer uncovered for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Drain pasta; toss with sausage mixture.
  7. Garnish with remaining Parmesan cheese.


Serve this Italian sausage bow-tie pasta dish with garlic bread and lettuce salad for a delicious meal your whole family will love. Mine does!

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Italian Sausage Bow-Tie Pasta

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