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Creamy Pasta Toss with Smoked Sausage

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars
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"Comfort food gets a flavorful upgrade with seared rope smoked sausage in this delicious meal, in partnership with Hillshire Farm® Brand."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 1023
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water.
  2. Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high. Add sausage and mushrooms and cook about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove to a plate; carefully wipe pan clean as it may be hot.
  3. Melt butter in pan over medium; add garlic and cook until it just begins to brown, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes. Add half-and-half and cream cheese; bring to a simmer, whisking constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add pasta and sausage mixture; toss to coat. Thin sauce with reserved pasta water if necessary.
  4. Serve in shallow bowls topped with pesto, basil, and remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1023 calories; 72.5 56.8 38.4 154 1690 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very nice recipe - ingredients are easy to substitute if needed. I love the pasta! I hadn’t ever made it before.

Most helpful critical review

Way too rich!! Used 1/4 of the pesto the recipe called for. Didn’t make sense to cook the pasta first as it made it difficult to mix it all together afterwards.

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Very nice recipe - ingredients are easy to substitute if needed. I love the pasta! I hadn’t ever made it before.

Great basic recipe. Easy to adapt to your taste preferences. I used Polish sausage because that's what I had, and used light cream cheese, along with subbing evaporated milk for the half and h...

This is such an easy and delicious dish. I've always been wary of making my own alfredo sauce as I can never quite seem to get it right. This alfredo sauce, though, was incredibly easy, fast an...

I made it as is. Perfectly fine and tasty. Perhaps doubling the sauce. Maybe 1/4 teaspoon pepper instead of 1/2 teaspoon. Otherwise. Delicious.

Way too rich!! Used 1/4 of the pesto the recipe called for. Didn’t make sense to cook the pasta first as it made it difficult to mix it all together afterwards.

Unexpectedly delicious! Didn't change a thing and everybody loved it, even the most finicky children.

This seemed bland to me. My guest liked it (or they were just being nice). I added zucchini and squash but not the pesto.

I’ll probably make with a different sausage and/or steak next time.

Was really good. Might add peas next time.