Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

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Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta is an easy weeknight dinner recipe! This recipe comes together pretty quickly and uses ingredients you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry! I like keeping a beef kielbasa in the refrigerator for nights we forget to get meat out of the freezer.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz package of Kielbasa
  • 16 oz box of pasta
  • 2 TBSP of butter
  • 2 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • (2) 8 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 3 TBSP of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and pepper
  • Dried parsley
Ingredients

Prep Kielbasa Pasta

To make kielbasa pasta I like to start by gathering all ingredients needed to make the dish. Next, I like to cut the kielbasa up into small rounds.

Next, I measure out all of the seasonings that will be needed for the recipe. I prefer shredding my own Parmesan cheese from a big block, so I also go ahead and get that prepped.

Cut Kielbasa

Make Smoked Sausage Pasta

Start by getting out a large skillet and heating it over medium high heat. Add the sliced kielbasa to the skillet. Cook until nice and browned.

Kielbasa

Once the smoked sausage is browned to your liking, remove it from the pan and set aside.

To begin making the sauce, add butter to the pan until melted. Add minced garlic, heavy cream, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Building the Sauce

Mix everything together well and let simmer for at least a few minutes until the sauce is the consistency you want.

Sauce

Drain the cooked pasta and combine with sauce. Stir well to make sure the pasta is well coated in the sauce.

Serve Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

To serve, top the pasta with the cooked smoked sausage. I also like to top the pasta with a little bit more Parmesan cheese and some dried parsley! This is great served with a salad, green beans, or roasted broccoli.

Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

If you like this recipe, check out some of my other favorite pasta dinners!

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you have a large family or older kids that eat more I suggest using two packs of kielbasa!
  • Serve with a salad or some kind of vegetable.
  • I prefer the Beef Kielbasa, but you can buy any of the other varieties of smoked sausage you like.
  • I used 16 oz of Rotini pasta, but any pasta should work for this recipe.
  • I prefer to buy a big block of Parmesan cheese and shred it myself.
  • Fresh minced garlic or jarred mined garlic works for this recipe.
Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

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Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

This is an easy weeknight dinner recipe that comes together pretty quickly made with ingredients your probably already have stocked in your kitchen!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta, Dinner Recipe, Family Dinner
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • 1 Stove

Ingredients

  • 12 oz package of Kielbasa
  • 16 oz box of pasta
  • 2 TBSP of butter
  • 2 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 8 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 3 TBSP of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and pepper
  • Dried parsley

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Brown kielbasa in a pan and remove it. Over medium heat add butter, minced garlic, heavy cream, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Mix everything together well and let simmer for at least a few minutes or until sauce thickens a little bit. Drain pasta and combine with sauce. Add kielbasa to pasta and serve.
  • I like topping with more Parmesan cheese and some dried parsley!

Notes

If you have a bigger family or kids that eat more I would suggest using two packages of kielbasa!
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27 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love all your recipes – usually so simple quick, easy & delish!! Can’t wait to try this one! Love to watch & listen to you cook in your videos – God bless you & your family! Jeep cooking!

  2. 5 stars
    My mom sent me this recipe and it’s right up my alley! I had every single ingredient needed in my pantry/spice cabinet. This recipe was quick and easy, and DELICIOUS! It really makes so much, we’re a leftover family (of three) and this was certainly enough for two+ meals for us. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. This looks great, but question for this newbie cook. Is this 1 tsp of garlic power & 1 tsp of Italian seasoning or is it a combo of both in 1 tsp. Sorry, just don’t want to screw it up.
    Same the salt and pepper. Have a great day!

      1. 5 stars
        Such a great recipe. I added a 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper to it to make it a little spicy and enjoyed that too. As always with Luke’s recipes it was delicious, easy and affordable. So glad I found this blog.

    1. I made it for dinner tonight. Went over real well. My daughter and I love your recipes. Make quite a few of them.

  4. 5 stars
    This is a weekly meal at our house! It is absolutely fantastic, super easy and quick!! I make double, becuase my co-worker likes to share in on it for lunches.

  5. 5 stars
    This dish was AMAZING and so easy! I made it for leftovers for my best friend and I to eat for lunch at work the next day (I know, weird but we work midnight shifts so I make food to pack the day before) and it was even better the next day! Almost didn’t have enough to pack cause I couldn’t stop eating it lol! MAKE THIS RECIPE AND DONT LOST IT! 🤤

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe would have been great if I had not ruined it with chickpea pasta. Just don’t do it. 😂 Going to have to try it again with regular pasta.

  7. 5 stars
    We thought this was delicious, and quick and easy to make. I had bought some kielbasa on impulse and then didn’t know what to do with it, until I found this recipe. I followed the directions except for adding some cayenne pepper as suggested by another reviewer, which gave it a nice kick. Definitely one I’ll be making again!

  8. 4 stars
    Delish! I have no idea why mine is so red/orange compared to Luke’s, but regardless, it was tasty! The only thing I’d add is another half of a Kielbasa and I’d cut the rounds into half’s, so it has a better meat to pasta ratio. Ill be saving this one!

    1. Whole milk has approx. 1/10th the fat of heavy cream so you could use that and add a tablespoon or 2.. or 3 … of butter. If you use salted butter you’ll probably want to adjust the salt called for in the recipe down. Personally I’d cut the salt in 1/2 or eliminate it all together, then taste the final product and add salt if needed…

  9. 5 stars
    Amazing dish!! Approved by husband and both kids (5 and 3). Will definitely be making again!

  10. 5 stars
    The whole family loved this. And so easy to make, with ingredients I always have on hand. Thanks for a great recipe.

  11. My daughter has requested smoked sausage and shrimp pasta for her birthday meal. Do you think I could add shrimp to this recipe?

  12. 5 stars
    I made this last night for dinner and absolutely fell in love with this quick and easy recipe. Everything came together so quickly & is so flavorful. I took some today for my coworkers to try and everyone raved about how delicious it turned out. The only difference is I added one large diced yellow onion to saute with the minced garlic, added red pepper flakes to give it a little kick and used about 3/4 to 1 cup of parmesan cheese.

  13. 5 stars
    This dish takes me back to my grandmother’s house in northeast Ohio, she always made it for me when I visited knowing it was one of my favorite things she’d make. She’d use Swiss cheese instead and when I left the table my gut was about to burst because I could never get enough. Thanks for posting this and bringing back MANY GOOD memories!

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