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    Creamy Sausage Pasta

    This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a perfect example of creating an absolutely delicious dish out of simple, ordinary ingredients.

    Using Italian sausage in pasta is real game changer. Try your favorite Italian sausage drenched in a garlic parmesan cream sauce with the pasta shape of your choice.

    Nothing fancy… nothing complicated… ready in 20 minutes. Yet I promise, you will get hooked on these amazing flavors in one bite.

    This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a restaurant quality meal you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. Great weeknight dinner idea!

    We have some great pasta dinners that are perfect for any busy weeknight. Our ever popular Gigi Hadid Pasta is what everyone seems to cook as the evening starts looming (according to our trusty Google Analytics).

    Then there is Ground Chicken Pasta, Pasta e Piselli and Mediterranean Pasta. So many varied and delicious flavors you can add to any pasta bowl.

    For dinner tonight, try this easy and super simple sausage pasta in creamy, finger licking parmesan sauce.

    The star of this dish is, of course, Italian Sausage. I mean, those sausages with fennel seeds are what really make the difference.

    We’ve tried it with both spicy and mild Italian sausage, and spicy wins a tad bit more in our household. But it’s really a personal choice. Use any of your favorite Italian sausage for this recipe.

    This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a restaurant quality meal you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. Great weeknight dinner idea!

    Ingredients

    • Italian Sausage – We used pork sausage with castings removed.
    • Pasta – Think bigger shapes like rigatoni, penne, shells, farfalle or fusilli. They hold the sauce great.
    • Veggies – Onion, mushrooms and spinach.
    • Garlic – Fresh is best.
    • Cream – We use heavy whipping cream, but you can use half & half for a lighter dish.
    • Parmesan – Freshly grated, please.
    • Olive oil

    How to Make Creamy Sausage Pasta

    Cook pasta al dente according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and keep it ready.

    Sausage and mushrooms in a skillet.

    Heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms for a couple of minutes. Add Italian sausage and cook, while crumbling with a spatula. Cook till sausage gets brown all over.

    Cream sauce and spinach added in.

    Lower the heat and add in cream, stir for a minute. Add in cheese along with spinach and cook for a minute.

    Pasta added to the dish.

    Add in pasta and cook till spinach is wilted.

    Variations

    Instead of cream, use béchamel or white sauce. Any alfredo sauce or even your favorite store bought pasta sauce can be a great alternative. Vodka sauce can go great it this recipe too.

    Try different meats like ground chicken, turkey, ground beef or even pork for this pasta dish.

    Add in different veggies like broccoli, bell peppers, peas, asparagus or cherry tomatoes for added veggie power.

    Play with different cheeses like pecorino Romano or asiago.

    This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a restaurant quality meal you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. Great weeknight dinner idea!

    Serving Suggestions

    We think some crusty bread or garlic bread would be great to sop up all the creamy goodness.

    Some fresh salad is also a good option.

    Leftovers

    This pasta is great as leftovers for the next few days. Simply double up the recipe and it’s a great meal prep idea.

    Store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days. Reheat it in the microwave or on stovetop, with a splash of extra cream or milk.

    Alpana’s Tips

    • Sausage Selection: Choose high-quality Italian sausage for the best flavor. You can use either mild or spicy sausage depending on your preference.
    • Cook Pasta Right: Cooking the pasta al dente is key. It should be firm to the bite, as it will continue to cook slightly when added to the sauce.
    • Perfectly Cooked Mushrooms: Sauté the mushrooms until they release their moisture and begin to brown. This brings out their flavor and prevents the dish from becoming watery.
    • Brown the Sausage Well: Ensure the sausage is well-browned for maximum flavor. The browning (Maillard reaction) adds a depth of flavor to the dish.
    • Low Heat for Cream: Add the cream on low heat to prevent it from curdling and to achieve a smooth, rich sauce.
    • Cheese Quality: Use freshly grated parmesan for the best flavor and texture. Pre-shredded cheese often contains anti-caking agents that can affect the sauce’s smoothness.
    This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a restaurant quality meal you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. Great weeknight dinner idea!

    This pasta exactly reminds me of my favorite Italian restaurant at the Hyatt Regency in Mumbai. You can create the same top class restaurant quality flavors in your kitchen in about 20 minutes. How cool!

    Save this recipe for your busy nights and make a cracking meal everyone will enjoy in a matter of minutes.

    We love giving you these great easy flavors. Keep following GypsyPlate and there will always be some great food coming your way. Until next time…

    Creamy Sausage Pasta, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

    A bowl of creamy sausage pasta atop the Gypsy Plate.

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    Creamy Sausage Pasta

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a restaurant quality meal you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. Great weeknight dinner idea!

    Ingredients

    • 1lb Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 8oz pasta (rigatoni or penne)
    • 8oz mushrooms, sliced
    • 6oz baby spinach
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil

    Instructions

    1. Cook pasta al dente according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and keep it aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat and sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms for a couple of minutes.
    3. Add Italian sausage and cook while crumbling with a spatula. Cook till sausage gets brown all over.
    4. Lower the heat and add in cream, stir for a minute. Add in cheese along with spinach. Cook for another minute.
    5. Add in pasta and cook till spinach wilts. Serve immediately.

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      • I made this excellent dish exactly as the recipe indicated with one exception – I added mussels.

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