Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage Recipe

  • 15min
  • 20min
  • 13
  • 8
  • 1 package Smoked Sausage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup julienne-cut sun dried tomatoes *
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked bow tie (farfalle) pasta
  • 2 cups frozen baby lima beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Cut sausage in ½" cubes; set aside. Pour boiling water over tomatoes; let stand 20 minutes. Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 2 minutes; add lima beans and cook 8 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Drain and keep warm.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add sausage and onion. Cook, stirring frequently for 4 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned and onion is tender. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook stirring constantly 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and soaking liquid, salt and pepper; heat through.
  3. Toss pasta and lima beans with sausage mixture and parsley. Top with shredded cheese.