1lbsweet or spicy Italian sausageremoved from casing
2garlic clovessliced thin
1small bunch broccolini or broccolicoarsely chopped
grated Parmesan cheese
fresh torn basil
Cook the pasta al dente and reserve 1/2 cup of the water.
Heat a little canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and add the sausage. Break it into bite-size pieces using the back of a wooden spoon and continue to cook until it starts to brown and is mostly cooked through.
Add the chopped broccolini, diced red pepper and garlic. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.
Deglaze the pan with a few tablespoons of pasta water. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the diced tomatoes and warm through. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Add the cooked pasta, remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
Taste for seasoning. Add the torn basil right before serving.
If the pasta is dry at the end, more pasta water can be added to make a bit more sauce.