Garlic Sausage and Pasta in a Bechamel Sauce


This is a classic Italian dish made easy and filling with the addition of precooked sausage. Fresh nutmeg makes a big difference in the recipe. If you get the chance, try it with fresh!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • salt to taste

  • white pepper to taste

  • 4 cups milk

  • 1 (16 ounce) package corkscrew-shaped pasta (fusilli)

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 (12 ounce) package garlic chicken sausage (such as al fresco® All Natural Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage), sliced


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk flour into the melted butter until dissolved, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and white pepper. Pour milk into the flour mixture; cook and stir until sauce is smooth and thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.

  3. Remove sauce from heat and stir in egg yolks and nutmeg until well incorporated. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat.

  4. Cook and stir sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir sausage into pasta; season with salt and white pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
20g Fat
60g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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