Even if you don't have a lot of time to spend getting dinner together, you can still charm your family with this clever meal idea. In less time than it takes the fusilli to cook, you can conjure up a spicy Alfredo sauce with blackened Smoked Sausage. When the pasta is done, just toss with the sauce. It's pure magic.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 (1-3/4 cup) servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

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  • While pasta is cooking, cut sausage into 1/4-inch slices. Place in bowl and sprinkle with seasoning; toss lightly to evenly coat.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in Alfredo sauce, parsley and hot sauce to taste; heat through.

  • Pour over pasta and toss until well coated. Serve immediately.

Substitutes:

Beef Smoked Sausage, Lite Smoked Sausage, Turkey Smoked Sausage

Nutrition Facts

735 calories; protein 23.2g; carbohydrates 62.7g; fat 44g; cholesterol 75.9mg; sodium 1444.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (40)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Very good. I managed to get it way too spicy though. Next time I'll go a little easier on the creole seasoning. I'm definitely going to try this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/07/2011
This recipe did not work out for our family. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Very good. I managed to get it way too spicy though. Next time I'll go a little easier on the creole seasoning. I'm definitely going to try this again. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
YUMMMMM! Absolutely delicious. I haven't been able to taste alfredo in 6 years due to a car accident (its usually too weak tasting). But this is just perfect. Its sooo good. Just a suggestion... use Tony Chachere's for the cajun spice. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
We found it delicious. I had to use mushroom alfredo it was all the store had so I was a little nervous how it was going to work together but it was awesome. It's fast and easy to prepare. My only complaint is the pasta to sausage ratio there's just so much more pasta. Next time I'll either cut the sausage pieces in half or add more. I seriously recommend trying it. We now have this at least once a week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
Delish! I'm not sure why but I didn't seem to have enough sauce when I poured it over the pasta. Next time I will toss the entire pot of pasta with the sauce/ sausage mixture before serving. Will make again maybe I'll use more hot sauce next time or even a mild or hot smoked sausage. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2011
This is one of our favorite throw together skillet meals. This works well with whole wheat pasta and I really prefer to make a homemade reduced fat Alfredo sauce. This also works well if you want to double but want to stretch your meat as well. All you do is throw in chopped veggies--we like spinach, broccoli, zucchini, peppers and onions. This rewarms well for those who want to portion out for lunches/dinners for the week. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Made this for dinner tonight couldn't find fusilli so I used Rotelle added an extra pack of Sausages and used Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Very good recipe family loved it. Next time I will add some fresh mushrooms and minced garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
I really liked this recipe. Perfectly spicy (although I did add a bit more spice than was noted) without being TOO intense. I used regular spaghetti noodles because that's what I had in my pantry and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
I first I was a little skeptical about the combination but it was really good. Instead of fusilli pasta, I used tortellini with cheese. Overall, it was very good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
I made this with some minor changes: I forgot to purchase fresh parsley so I substituted with 1/3 cup dried parsley. I also added some chopped onion which I cooked with the sausage until it was tender and the sausage browned. Because I like a more saucy pasta I used a little less pasta so I could taste the sauce! I loved the simplicity and speed to make this delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
03/07/2011
This recipe did not work out for our family. Read More
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