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Creamy Pasta Toss with Smoked Sausage

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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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30 m servings 1023
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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

My family enjoyed this. I did not add the pesto because I thought it would be too much basil taste but otherwise followed the recipe. Will make again.

I switched out regular dairy products for vegan ones, and it was delicious

I used linguine noodles instead of pappardelle and I used baby bella mushrooms instead of cremini. However, it turned out very well. My children absolutely loved it and asked me to make it aga...

Very rich, but good! I couldn’t have a second helping

Super easy recipe and really delicious. I added squash and zucchini to mine for extra veggies and it was a hit. I also substituted Roger Wood sausage. definitely will be making this again.

Pasta dishes are yummy comfort food and this one scores! I used linguini and didn’t add the pasta to the sauce choosing to spoon it over the pasta instead. Since I’m cooking for one, doing that ...

I’m not a big sausage lover but this was delicious! I’m going to experiment with Italian sausage next time. Also want to use the base sauce for a chicken version.