Farfalle with Italian Sausage from Circle B Ranch

Farfalle with Italian Sausage is the Perfect Meal for Fall

The original recipe calls for Hot Italian Sausage but you can always substitute the Sweet Italian Sausage and add hot pepper flakes for a little heat if that is all you have on hand in your kitchen. The mozzarella cheese makes the dish extra delicious.


  • 1-16 oz box of farfalle “bowtie” pasta
  • 1 lb of Sweet of Hot Italian Sausage (Crumbled)
  • 12 oz mozzarella cheese (small chop)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1-24 oz jar of tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Remove sausage from casing and add to large skillet.
  2. Crumble and cook over medium heat until done.
  3. Take the sausage out of the pan an leave 2 tablespoons of grease in the pan.
  4. Add the chopped onions and garlic to the pan and saute until done.
  5. Add a jar of Marina’s Tomato Sauce to the pan, add basil, salt and pepper to the mixture.
  6. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  7. Add Italian sausage to skillet and bring to a boil.
  8. Cover and simmer on low for approximately 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  9. In a large pot fill with water and bring to a boil. Cook Farfalle according to package directions.
  10. Drain pasta and put back into pot.
  11. Add sausage mixture to pan with pasta and add mozzarella cheese and mix well until melted.
  12. Serve with Pecorino Romano Cheese, bread and a delicious salad. Enjoy!