Creamy Sausage Rigatoni


1 lb rigatoni pasta
1 lb Italian sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (24oz) jar pasta sauce
1 (8oz0 pkg cream cheese
1/2 c fresh basil leaves (or 1 TB dried)
1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta as directed on package.
Brown sausage until cooked through. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add pasta sauce and cream cheese, mix well.
cook on low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well-blended, stirring frequently.
Drain pasta. Add to pasta sauce mixture; mix lightly. Top with basil and Parmesan.