Creste di Gallo with Red Wine Sausage

Dinner tonight is brought to you by The Mister.

He used:

8 oz Red wine Italian sausage
8 oz Creste di gallo pasta
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
A bunch of asparagus, cut into 1″ pieces (we like using the super skinny & tender asparagus)
Chiffonade of basil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon Tuscan seasoning
Classico olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil, for finishing

The sausage came from Brink’s Meat Market. I did mention how much I like Brinks, right?


The pasta came from Gagliano’s Italian Market & Deli. I did mention how much I like Gag’s, right? The Mister said this pasta looks like macaroni with a mohawk. 🙂


Infuse the Classico olive oil is infused with garlic, Italian seasoning and red chili flakes.


The sausage was cooked thoroughly in a separate pan.

The asparagus was tossed in the infused oil over medium heat until tender.

The sausage was stirred into the pan and gently heated for an additional 2-3 minutes.

The pasta was boiled for 8 minutes and scooped from the pasta water directly into the skillet containing the infused oil, asparagus and sausage.

Continue to cook over medium heat tossing to mix well. In the last minute add the tomatoes and basil. Shut off heat and stir well to combine all the ingredients .


Plate, drizzle extra virgin olive oil over it all and top with Parmesan, Reggiano and Asiago cheese.

Andiamo a mangiare!


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Categories: Rice, Beans, Pasta & Noodles

5 Comments on “Creste di Gallo with Red Wine Sausage”

  1. Jane Kalin
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Kudos to your husband! That is so beautiful and sooooo simple! I can’t wait to make this – although I’ve never seen red wine sausage, nor that hearty pasta. Time to visit an Italian specialty store. I know I’ll find the pasta there.

    Mrs. Beans,.. about the chiffonade of basil.. Does chiffonade come in other flavors?

    • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:42 am #

      Jane!!!! ❤️😘

      • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:43 am #

        Heyyyy, where’d my heart go? 😡

  2. Jane Kalin
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    I see the heart!! – XO – !!

  3. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    😀 … macaroni with a mohawk! FANTASTICO Mr. B!

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