Recipe from Picky Palate

This was a great weeknight recipe, especially on a cold one.  I think this took me about 15 minutes to make, start to finish.

I added in some diced tomatos, green onions, garlic and orzo to make it heartier for us. 🙂

1 lb Italian Sausage (sweet or spicy, it’s up to you)
10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
26 ou jar of your favorite pasta sauce
2 medium tomatos, diced
4-5 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 c orzo, cooked
1 c water
1 1/2 c half and half
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat.  Cook sausage until browned, about 5 minutes.  Mix in remaining ingredients and cook until heated through. Simmer until ready to serve.

I served it sprinkled with some Parmesan cheese with a side of crusty Italian bread.