Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sausage and Cannellini Rotini

1 lb. Rotini pasta
3/4 lb. ground sausage, I used Graziano's but use whatever style you like (sweet, hot, mild)
2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes
1 can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp. dried basil
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup + 2Tbsp. olive oil

In a large sauce pot cook pasta according to pkg. directions. While the pasta is boiling, heat the 2 Tbsp. of oil in a large deep skillet. Add and brown the sausage. Next add the cans of diced tomatoes, ( do not drain ) beans, basil, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/2 cup of olive oil and cook for 15 min. Top the drained pasta with sausage mixture and serve with warm crusty bread.