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Easy Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
So you think you don't need to try alfredo since it's an old classic? You're so wrong. Just wait until you try this easy sausage alfredo pasta

Ingredients

  • 4 Johnsonville Irish O' Garlic Sausages
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese chopped in cubes
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Pound Penne Pasta
  • 3/4-1 Cup Frozen Peas defrosted in a bowl of warm water.
  • 1 Cup Oil Packed Sun Dried Tomatoes drained
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the sausages and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning often.
  • Add 1/2 Cup of water and place a lid over the pan.
  • Continue to cook for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove the meat to a cutting board to rest with a little foil tented over it.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter and melt completely.
  • Add the garlic, stirring a few times and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Quickly whisk in the flour and cook, stirring continually for 30 seconds.
  • Add the cream cheese to the pan and stir continually until the cream cheese starts to melt down a little.
  • Pour in the cream and cheese and cook, whisking continually until the cream cheese is incorporated.
  • The cream cheese may have tiny balls all over the sauce at first, but just turn the heat down to low and they should melt once the pasta is added.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions.
  • Using a spider or slotted spoon, scoop the pasta into the sauce and add the sausage, peas and tomatoes.
  • If the sauce is too thick, add a little of the pasta water, a tablespoon at a time.
  • Stir everything together and garnish with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Sausage Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 509
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 115.7mg39%
Carbohydrates 30.1g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.