Sweet Bourbon Sausage Pasta

I finally looked at my Blogging Report from 2013. It’s interested that some of my recipes were shared to Reddit.

Anyhoo, here’s a quick weeknight recipe for you. It’s one of those “roughly 30-minute meals”.

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Sorry for the cellphone photos again.

This is a quick tomato-based pasta sauce, flavored with Italian sausage and sweet bourbon. I highly discourage you to use expensive bourbon, as this recipe calls for 1/2 cup of it. I used Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, which is on the much milder side and costs only $20 a bottle. You can use dark rum or brandy if you don’t have bourbon in hand.

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This results in a chunky sauce, so go with pasta such as rigatoni or penne would be best. I had neither, so I used medium shells but made sure that the Italian sausage was broken up into small enough pieces so that the pasta can hold the sauce.

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Sweet Bourbon Sausage Pasta
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb whole wheat pasta
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 1/2 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 lb baby bella mushroom, sliced
  6. 2 cloves garlic
  7. 1 (28oz) can of diced tomatoes
  8. 1 tbsp tomato paste
  9. 1/2 cup cheap bourbon (or dark rum or brandy)
  10. 1/2 cup cream
  11. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserve a cup of pasta water, and set aside.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic, onions, and mushroom until softened, then add in Italian sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up the sausages to smaller pieces.
  3. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and bourbon. Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue to cook down the sauce for about 30 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over pasta.
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