Cheese Tortellini With Sausage Ragu

Ingredients

2 cups marinara sauce< a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/marinara-sauce-recipe/ind
1/2 cup red wine, (Riojo is one I use often for cooking)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 pound cheese tortellini, or choose your own pasta
4 fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin ribbons, i.e., chiffonade

Preparation

1
In a medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium high and brown sausage, using a wooden spoon to crumble the sausage as it browns.
2
To the cooked sausage, add the wine and oregano, cook until wine reduces to 1/4 cup.
3
Add marinara sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
4
Let sauce begin to come to a boil and turn down to a slow simmer.
5
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
6
After 30 minutes add cream, basil and parmesan cheese, and stir to incorporate.
7
While sauce is nearing the last 10 minutes, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
8
Add the tortellini and cook 7 - 9 minutes until tender, stirring occaisionally. Drain pasta and toss with sauce.
9
Serve with extra grated parmesan if desired.

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A quick and tasty pasta dish.

Yield:

6 Servings

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 2:40pm

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