Quick, easy, delicious casarecce pasta recipe with sausage in a garlic tomato sauce with parmesan and fresh herbs! This meal comes together in 30 minutes and is so good, you'll be going back for seconds!
I love a good one pot recipes that doesn't require any fuss! Lately, I've been enjoying simpler recipes that are full of flavor but simple to put together.
I don't know about you, but as it begins to warm, I do my best to keep the oven and stove usage at a minimum and this casarecce pasta recipe follows that notion.
I used Seemore's Chicken Parm Sausage for added more seasoning to my tomato sauce and then used crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, garlic, and fresh herbs to build the flavor even more!
Since everything was finished in about 30 minutes, I sat down and poured myself a glass of Cakebread Cellar's Chardonnay.
Needless to say, it was a GREAT evening. (nothing like relaxing with a good meal and a quality glass of wine)
When I first made this recipe, I made it with everything that I had in my pantry. All of the ingredients are pantry staples so no need to make a special run to the market (unless you're just out of something of course lol).
There's so much flavor in this recipe that you'll be making this recipe over and over. It's easily become one of my favorite dishes to make during the week because it's so easy to make.
As I mentioned, this is an easy one pot recipe. That being said, all fuss is let at the door.
First up, cook casarecce pasta until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of the pasta water and drain. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Slice up the sausage links and brown on both sides. Add onion, garlic, seasonings and herbs and saute together until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Then add crushed tomatoes (do not drain tomatoes, keep the juice - it adds so much flavor!) and tomato paste and pasta water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes (sauce should thicken, if still watery, continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes). Taste for salt, add as needed.
Add the casarecce pasta back into the pot along with freshly grated parmesan, heavy cream, and salt and pepper. Mix together and serve.
Garnish with fresh basil, burrata, and additional parmesan and red pepper flakes. (optional)
There are so many options! My recommendations are of course my cheesy homemade garlic bread and topping it with as much parmesan cheese as your heart desires. I also added a piece of burrata on top, it's SO good.
Also, my roasted garlic labneh recipe is phenomenal with this pasta! An unlikely combo but a darn good one!
I'd be remiss if I didn't talk about wine pairings for this recipe. Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay goes impeccably well with this recipe. It's smooth, creamy, and slightly acidic. This wine with the Seemore Chicken Parm Sausage are a match made in heaven!
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