Buena Sera Fussili Casserole

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound fussili pasta
  • 1 pound smoked turkey sausage links
  • 2 medium North Carolina SweetPotatoes, peeled, julienne
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienne
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper

Preparation:

In a large pot of boiling water, cook fussili; drain and set aside.  Remove casings from sausage and brown in a large sauté pan until cooked thoroughly and is crumbly.  Stir in SweetPotatoes, red pepper, scallions and garlic and continue to cook another 5 minutes until vegetables are just tender.  Add canned tomatoes, heavy cream, salt and white pepper and bring to a boil to thicken cream.  Combine with cooked pasta and spoon into a casserole.  Bake in a preheated 350˚F oven for 30 minutes until golden brown on top. If made ahead and refrigerated, let come to room temperature and cook an extra 10 minutes to brown.