SAFFRON SAUSAGE PASTA

SAFFRON SAUSAGE PASTA

YIELDS: 6 Servings PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins TOTAL TIME: 25 mins

5 Italian sausages
5 saffron threads
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 lb penne pasta
Tools 
Large pot
Colander
Large pan
Bowl
Cutting board 
Knife
Spatula

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Remove the sausages from the casings and place in a large bowl.
  3. Place the saffron threads in a small bowl and pour about 2 tbsp. of hot water over the top. Allow this to steep for several minutes.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the onions, thyme, and saffron water to the pan.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add the sausage to the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring often to break up the sausage.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Add the past to boiling water and cook according to the package instructions.
  10. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the sauce.
  11. Mix until the pasta is well coated with the sauce.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

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