Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta

Discover how to make this cheesy smoked sausage pasta that’s both easy to prepare and perfect for your busy family!

Okay–Let me spill the beans about this incredible dish that’s been rocking my kitchen lately: Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta! It’s like the ultimate comfort food for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Let’s break it down. This recipe? It’s a total breeze. Seriously, if you can boil water and stir stuff, you’re golden. And the best part? Leftovers! It’s one of those magical dishes that somehow tastes even better the next day. So, when life throws you curveballs (which, let’s be real, is pretty much always), you’ve got a delicious meal waiting for you in the fridge.

Now, let’s talk about the sneaky side of things. If you’ve got little toddlers roaming around, you know the struggle of getting them to eat their veggies. But fear not! This pasta is a master of disguise when it comes to hiding veggies. Chop up some spinach or bell peppers into teeny-tiny pieces and sneak ’em into the sauce. They’ll never suspect a thing, and you can pat yourself on the back for being a veggie-sneaking superhero.

But wait, there’s more! You can customize this pasta to your heart’s content. Throw in some extra spices for a kick, or swap out the sausage for chicken or mushrooms if that’s your jam. The possibilities are endless!

Yield: 6 servings

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta

Discover how to make this cheesy smoked sausage pasta that's both easy to prepare and perfect for your busy family!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 13 oz turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 16 oz pasta of choice, I used Mafalda Corta Pasta
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Italian cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for searing sausage

Instructions

  1. In a nonstick pan, heat olive oil on medium heat
  2. Brown sausage for 2-3 minutes
  3. Once sausage begins to brown add peppers and onions and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute
  4. To the sausage, peppers and onions add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and saute for another 30 seconds
  5. Next, melt butter and add heavy cream to the mixture and bring to a simmer
  6. Season to taste with Italian seasoning, all purpose seasoning, kosher salt and pepper
  7. Add marinara sauce and stir well to combine
  8. Add cheese and mix well to melt
  9. Once sauce is thickening and bubbling away, after about 5 minutes) add cooked pasta and stir to combine
  10. Mix well and allow the pasta to absorb all the yummy sauce
  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

Give this easy smoked sausage pasta a whirl and prepare to have your taste buds do a happy dance! 🍝✨ Let me know how it goes in the comments below.

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