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Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 3/4 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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