Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cheese and Sausage Bowties

This is quite easy to make and my family loves it. I don't use Romano very often, it has a bit of a different taste so I didn't know if the kids would like it or not but they loved it. It was even better the second day.

Cheese and Sausage Bowties

1 large can diced tomatoes
1 lb. bow ties
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1 1/3 cup grated Romano
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
1/2 cup minced fresh parsely
1 pound sausage
1 small onion, chopped

Cook pasta, while it boils drain the tomatoes and RESERVE THE JUICE. Next, cook sausage with onion, drain fat and set aside.

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk and reserved tomato juice. Bring to a boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.

In a 9x13 pan combine the pasta, sauce, tomatoes and sausage. Stir in cheese and toss in parsely.

Cook uncovered at 375 for 30-35 minutes.