Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta

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Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta is an easy weeknight dinner that my family loves! This is one of those meals we pretty much always have the ingredients to make and it’s perfect when we forget to get meat out of the freezer!

Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta

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Ingredients

  • (2) 12 oz packs of Kielbasa
  • 10 oz Cellentani Pasta
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder and Italian seasoning
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter
  • 2 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Dried parsley
Ingredients

Prep Sausage Alfredo Pasta

There’s not a lot of prep work for this recipe, which is one of the reasons I love it!

Start by slicing two packs of smoked Kielbasa into thin rounds and setting them aside.

Next, measure out all seasonings, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. I prefer to shred Parmesan cheese from a block for a better consistency.

Make Sausage Alfredo Pasta

To start making this recipe, boil 10 oz of pasta according to the directions on the box. I used Cellentani pasta, but any pasta will be good!

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sliced Kielbasa to the skillet and cook until browned to your liking. Once the kielbasa is cooked, remove it from the skillet, and set it aside.

Kielbasa

Next, melt 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup of butter) in the hot skillet. Then add in 2 Tablespoons of minced garlic and pour in 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning stirring well. 

Stir the butter, heavy cream, and seasonings allowing it to come to a simmer before adding in the freshly shredded Parmesan cheese. Be sure your heat is still over medium heat though.

If the heat is too hot the cheese may stick together instead of melting into the Alfredo. Stir constantly until it is well incorporated. 

Alfredo

This is how the sauce should look once the Alfredo is ready. If it’s too thin you can let it simmer until it thickens more, but I’ve found the sauce thickens well once combined with the cooked pasta.

Serve Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Once you’re happy with the consistency of your Alfredo add in your drained and cooked pasta and stir everything together. Top the pasta with the cooked sausage.

Sprinkle a little more fresh Parmesan cheese and some dried parsley over each plate to finish this off. We like to eat this with Caesar salad and bread sticks or garlic bread!

Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta

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

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • I like to use freshly shredded Parmesan cheese for this recipe for a better consistency.
  • It’s best to eat this as soon as the Alfredo and fettuccine are combined.
  • Serve with garlic bread or bread sticks and some kind of vegetable! Salad or roasted broccoli are good options.
Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta
Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta

This is an easy weeknight dinner recipe the whole family loves!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Alfredo, Dinner Recipe, Easy Recipes, Kielbasa, Pasta
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • (2) 12 oz packs of Kielbasa
  • 10 oz pasta I used Cellentani, but any pasta will work
  • 1/2 tsp each of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp each of Garlic Powder and Italian Seasoning
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter
  • 2 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Dried parsley

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Cut kielbasa into rounds. In a skillet over medium high heat, cook kielbasa until browned to your liking. Remove the kielbasa from the pan and set aside.
  • Melt 1 stick of butter over medium heat and add minced garlic stirring well. Add heavy cream, stirring constantly.
  • Add 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper and 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. Add 1 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese stirring until it thickens.
  • Once the Alfredo is to the consistency you like add cooked pasta and top with kielbasa. Stir until well combined.
  • Serve and top with extra Parmesan cheese and some dried parsley. Enjoy!
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8 Comments

  1. Heavy cream really upset my youngsters belly… do you think a jar of Alfredo (proven to be less upsetting) would work in place of the homemade Alfredo?

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