Cavatelli with Spicy Tomato-Sausage Sauce
hot italian sausages
reserved from canned tomatoes, (or water)
chopped, (1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil)
Preparation: Remove casing from sausage.
Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat; sauté sausage, breaking into small pieces, until color turns pale and sausage is just cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce, basil, and tomato juice; simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 5 minutes.
Sauce can be made 1 day ahead.
Cooking and Serving: Cook the pasta in 4 quarts boiling, salted water until just tender, about 8 minutes.
Drain well. Reheat the sauce.
Toss the pasta with sauce.
Serve on warmed serving dishes.
Garnish each serving with 3 tablespoons ricotta.