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20-Minute Baked Pasta Alfredo with Sausage

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Eckrich Smoked Sausage, all opinions are my own as always.

Want the comfort of a nice Pasta al Forno (baked pasta) but don’t have time or motivation to make anything fancy? TIP: Baked pasta with sausage alfredo sauce is a fast way to get a fix. Simple. Fast. Easy

Here is what you will need to make this Easy Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake:

If you like pasta, sausage, and cheese, but don’t have the time for a feast? Then this easy pasta bake is a winner! Eckrich Smoked Sausage is flavorful and cheesy in every bite! You can have this pasta bake on the table in under 20 minutes. It’s almost that time for going back to school and this will be the perfect comfort meal after a long day!

This recipe is kind of hard to mess up, especially if you don’t have a dinner plan, then it’s no problem! You and your family will love it, all simple ingredients that make for a tasty pasta bake! Cooking with Eckrich Smoked Sausage is so versatile and easy it allows you to put a delicious homemade meal on your table quickly, which means you will spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones.

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Look at all of that cheesy pasta goodness filled with chunks of Eckrich Smoked Sausage! This meal is quick, delicious and perfect whether you are feeding your family or a crowd! Everyone will be going back for seconds. Full of delicious flavor.

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No one can say no to this easy to make Baked Pasta with Sausage Alfredo Sauce! Eckrich Smoked Sausage is naturally hardwood smoked and made with a perfect blend of spices for a rich and savory taste.

Eckrich Smoked Sausage comes in a wide variety of flavors and forms and is found in the Deli section of your local grocery store! It’s the perfect ingredient for this Baked Pasta with Sausage Alfredo Sauce. Your family will be running to the table when you serve this easy dinner.

20-Minute Baked Pasta Alfredo with Sausage

20-Minute Baked Pasta Alfredo with Sausage

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounces) package Eckrich Cheddar Smoked Sausage
  • 1/2 onion diced fine
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chilies
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella in water - drained and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1 lb conchiglie or other similar shell pasta

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Position the top rack to about 8 inches from the broiler.
  3. Fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil.
  4. Melt butter in a 10-inch iron skillet or oven-proof frying pan large enough to hold all of the pasta.
  5. Cook onions over medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the dried pasta to the boiling water.
  7. Cut sausage into 4 chunks. Sauté in the pan for a couple minutes, turning often.
  8. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  9. Add cream and heat through. Stir in half of the Parmigiano Reggiano to melt.
  10. Turn the heat to low.
  11. When pasta is al dente (10 minutes) drain the pasta.
  12. Return the pasta to the pot and mix in the sausage Alfredo sauce thoroughly.
  13. Return the pasta and sauce to the iron skillet.
  14. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan and the fresh mozzarella over the top and place in the oven on the high rack.
  15. Bake for about 10-12 minutes then set the oven to broil. Keep an eye on it, browns quickly.
  16. Let stand for about 10 minutes and serve as you would any baked pasta. Using a large spoon scoop it out.
  17. Serve immediately.
Ingredients:

1 (14 ounces) package Eckrich Cheddar Smoked Sausage
1/2 onion diced fine
2 Tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chilies
8 oz fresh mozzarella in water – drained and cut into 1/2 inch squares
1 lb conchiglie or other similar shell pasta

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Position the top rack to about 8 inches from the broiler.
  3. Fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil.
  4. Melt butter in a 10-inch iron skillet or oven-proof frying pan large enough to hold all of the pasta.
  5. Cook onions over medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the dried pasta to the boiling water.
  7. Cut sausage into 4 chunks. Sauté in the pan for a couple minutes, turning often.
  8. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  9. Add cream and heat through. Stir in half of the Parmigiano Reggiano to melt.
  10. Turn the heat down to low.
  11. When pasta is al dente (10 minutes) drain the pasta.
  12. Return the pasta to the pot and mix in the sausage Alfredo sauce thoroughly.
  13. Return the pasta and sauce to the iron skillet.
  14. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan and the fresh mozzarella over the top and place in the oven on the high rack.
  15. Bake for about 10-12 minutes then set the oven to broil. Keep an eye on it, browns quickly.
  16. Let stand for about 10 minutes and serve as you would any baked pasta. Using a large spoon scoop it out.
  17. Serve immediately.

For more info about Eckrich Smoked Sausage, as well as quick and easy recipes please visit www.eckrich.com.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Eckrich Smoked Sausage, all opinions are my own as always.

Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking

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Raymond K Moore

Monday 20th of August 2018

Can't wait for dinner!

Nettie

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

Thank you Raymond! Nettie

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