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Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage Recipe

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage Recipe

After one taste of this rich, spicy sauce, it’ll be on your short list for those nights when you need a quick belly warmer. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • Hot cooked thin spaghetti

Directions

  • 1. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Saute mushrooms and red pepper in oil in the same pan until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, chipotle pepper, chili powder, salt and marjoram; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 3. Add cream, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Reduce heat.
  • 4. Add 1 cup cheese; cook and stir until melted. Stir in sausage and peas; heat through. Serve with spaghetti. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.