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.
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).
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.
Ingredients for Creamy Sausage Pasta
- 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.
- Olive oil
How to Make Creamy Sausage Pasta
Cook pasta al dente according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and keep it ready.
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.
Lower the heat and add in cream, stir for a minute. Add in cheese along with spinach and cook for a minute.
Add in pasta and cook till spinach is wilted.
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.
What to Serve With this Creamy Sausage Pasta
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.
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.
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!
- 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
- Cook pasta al dente according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and keep it aside.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat 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.
- Lower the heat and add in cream, stir for a minute. Add in cheese along with spinach. Cook for another minute.
- Add in pasta and cook till spinach wilts. Serve immediately.
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