My mom and brother happened to be visiting when I made this and they were both raving about it. And lets not forget my husband - he loved it too!
Yield: 4-6 servings
16 oz pasta of your choice
1 tbsp olive oil, plus more if needed
5 hot Italian Sausages, sliced
1 package of grape or cherry tomatoes
1/2 prepared basil pesto
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Zest of one lemon
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and return to original pot.
While the pasta is cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and sausage. When the sausage is cooked, add to the pot of pasta along with the pesto, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon zest and juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine all the ingredients. Add the tomatoes to the skillet (with additional olive oil if needed to prevent sticking) and heat through - about 3 minutes. Add to the pot of pasta and stir to combine.
Source: adapted from Pepper Lynn