Sausage and Burrata Pasta is such a simple dish but you will never be the same after you take a bite of this flavorful pasta sauce mixed with the creamy burrata.
I am a huge cheese lover and for the longest time, fresh mozzarella was my absolute favorite cheese to add to salads and appetizers. Then one day I cheated on fresh mozzarella when I laid eyes on burrata at a favorite Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. Oh my goodness, it was love at first bite. Biting into a burrata is something that everyone should experience at least once. The contrast of the outer shell with the creaminess of the middle is truly a memorable thing.
I couldn’t wait to share this newly discovered cheese with my family. I started experimenting at home by making Burrata Bresaola and Arugula and Burrata Garlic and Tomato Appetizers. Our family went crazy over these burrata recipes. I started stalking our local grocer and picking up burrata every time it was in stock. The more I purchased, the more my kids wanted to experiment with ways to incorporate burrata into our recipes.
Many times on Sunday, we are all about Sunday Supper red sauce and meatballs, we enjoy topping the pasta with ricotta cheese. This lead me to believe that a pasta dish topped with burrata would be amazing. The minute I thought about this combination, recipe ideas started flowing. I wanted to create a recipe with big flavor and a little zip to it.
The very first time I made this recipe for Sausage and Burrata Pasta, my family went crazy. The spicy sausage mixed with a creamy pink sauce topped with burrata and drizzled with olive oil is out of this world. On occasion, I will also add sliced mushrooms but I would recommend trying it straight up for your first time and then adding mushrooms if you desire the following time. The best part is cutting into the burrata and watching the creaminess oozing into the pasta sauce. It is a beautiful thing.
- 1 pound pasta, rotini or small shells work great
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped very fine
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage, sweet or spicy
- 1 teaspoon, chopped garlic
- 1 29 ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1 cup of white wine or chicken broth
- 1 cup half and half
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 burrata ball
- additional olive oil to drizzle
- fresh ground sea salt and pepper
- additional parmesan cheese to garnish
- fresh basil to garnish (optional)
- Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain when ready. I prefer to cook it al dente for this recipe.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and add onions.
- Saute the onions and when they are soft, approximately 3 minutes, add the bulk sausage.
- Cook for approximately 5 minutes and use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage into crumbles.
- Add the garlic and saute for an additional 3 minutes.
- Stir in the tomato sauce and white wine.
- Simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
- Lower the heat to low and slowly stir in the half and half.
- When well blended, stir in the parmesan cheese and continue to stir until creamy.
- Add the drained sauce to the skillet and simmer for an additional 5 minutes on low until the sauce is slightly absorbed by the pasta.
- Remove the burrata from the container and absorb any of the excess water with a paper towel.
- Plate the pasta on a large bowl and top with the burrata immediately. The heat from the pasta will warm and melt the burrata slightly.
- Drizzle olive oil on top of the burrata and season with fresh ground sea salt and pepper.
- Garnish with additional parmesan cheese or parmesan shavings and fresh basil
This week, the Sunday Supper family welcomes Wisconsin Cheese around the family table. I fell in love with Wisconsin Cheese during my two trips to Madison, Wisconsin. I truly couldn’t look at cheese the same again. From curds to fresh cheese — Wisconsin Cheese is absolutely in a category of it’s own. The Sunday Supper tastemakers are having a blast using a variety of cheese, from mild to strong and hard to soft, in a wide array of family-friendly dishes.
If we have your creative juices going, get the details on a Wisconsin Cheese recipe contest being held in conjunction with the annual Food and Wine Conference in Orlando. You have until June 19 to submit your recipe and you could win a pass to the three-day event.
- Cheese Crispies by Shockingly Delicious
- Cheese Fondue by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Prosciutto Havarti Spinach Bundles by Daily Dish Recipes
Main Dishes with Cheese:
- Cheese Curd Stuffed Meatball Sliders by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Cheesy Crab Stuffed Peppers by FoodieTots
- Cheesy Skillet Lasagna by Life Tastes Good
- Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas by Alida’s Kitchen
- Fontina Chorizo Spinach Quiche by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Ham, Blackberry Ricotta, and Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Korean-style Poutine 2.0 by kimchi MOM
- Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad with Arugula by Ruffles & Truffles
- Pimento Cheese Potato Soup by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Sausage and Burrata Pasta by Family Foodie
Cheese Side Dishes:
- Cheesy Jalapeno and Bacon Potato Au Gratin by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Chipotle Beer Mac & Cheese by One Sweet Mess
- White Mac and Cheese by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Coconut Lime Cheese Crepes with Brandied Cherry Topping by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Ricotta Cheesecake Brownies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
10 Ideas for Cheese Dip Dippers by Sunday Supper Movement
Read more at http://magnoliadays.com/2015/parmesan-pull-apart-bread/#FA2VwrgCKcTwdfh5.99the experts at Wisconsin Cheese at their Wisconsin Cheese website, follow them on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and see what inspires them on Pinterest. You can also follow our Sunday Supper Cheese Pinterest board for more inspiration on cooking with cheese.
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