Yum! I used egg noodles instead of bowties (what I had on hand) and thought it was a bad move because they kind of broke apart in the sauce, but my husband said he likes it that way so I guess it was fine. :) Cut the red pepper flakes back (we don't like hot stuff so much) and added some oregano and rosemary and quite a bit more salt than called for, and I used fresh tomatoes from our garden instead of canned. I also used sweet turkey sausage so I didn't need to worry about the grease. Delish.
Edit: Made this again tonight, used the called-for bowtie pasta which was definitely better than egg noodles, as well as the called-for amount of pepper flakes, and it was just spicy enough (though I did use 2 cups of cream because we like lots of sauce, which would have toned down the spiciness a hair). Before I added the cream and other sauce ingredients to the meat, I sprinkled some white flour onto the meat and let it cook a couple minutes, which helped the cream thicken up very quickly once it was added. And I used canned tomatoes today instead of fresh like last time, and the fresh definitely taste better, so if you have them, do that! Still good with the canned though. I just want to eat it all, it's so good!
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Yum! I used egg noodles instead of bowties (what I had on hand) and thought it was a bad move...