ONE - SKILLET ITALIAN SAUSAGE PASTA
3/4 lb. Italian pork sausage
1 - 1/4 cup water
1 14.5 oz can diced tomato with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
1 8 - oz can tomato sauce
8 - oz. package penne pasta, uncooked (or your favorite pasta)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sausage and cook for about 5 minutes breaking it apart with a spoon to crumble. Drain and return to the skillet, if necessary. (I didn't need to.)
Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and pasta to skillet.
Stir to combine. Bring to a boil; cover; and reduce the heat and cook 15 more minutes or til pasta is tender. (I stirred the mixture twice while it was cooking.)
Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Serve with additional cheese, if desired.
Confession time: I didn't have enough penne pasta and I took two packages of Suddenly Salad and weighed out 8 - oz of the pasta. I also didn't have the diced tomatoes the recipe called for. Mine were unseasoned. I decided to add a little minced garlic, some basil and oregano before I covered the pan and cooked it. It all worked but next time I will try to use the called for ingredients. I also found the recipe at Alexia Foods.