Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

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My husband and I love any kind of pasta. This recipe is lovely and I prepare it often to satisfy hearty appetites.—Yvonne Shannon, Cobourg, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 697 calories, 54g fat (27g saturated fat), 163mg cholesterol, 754mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package direction. In a large skillet, cook sausage in oil and butter over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add red pepper and onion; cook and stir until vegetables are tender and sausage is no longer pink. add wine or broth; cook for 2 minutes. Add the cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cook over low heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain pasta. In a large bowl, combine sausage mixture and pasta. Before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p14

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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foleyd User ID: 4073849 56741
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"The entire family loved it. I used bowtie pasta (inst spiral), chicken broth (inst wine), light cream (inst heavy), and freshly grated parmesan (inst Romano). I omitted red pepper."

nicestofthedamned User ID: 1963192 138693
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"Made a few changes to lighten the dish a little but wow this was delicious, definitely going in my recipe box."

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