Smoked sausage, pasta and a creamy, cheesy sauce? Yes, please! This was actually my first venture into anything Alfredo and I’ve gotta say I’m pretty pleased with the result!
I’m half Italian but in my family it’s always been about the red sauce. Surprisingly in my 40 years, I’ve never once tasted Alfredo sauce. I figured that it was about time for that to finally change.
If you’re on Pinterest as much as I am, then you’ve probably seen as many Alfredo pasta recipes as I have. There are so many that look just too good to pass up.
Both hubby and I get stuck in the same food ruts with him being the ultra picky one. But one thing I can entice him with is sausage!
This Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta bake was so easy to make. All you need to do is start by boiling a box of your favorite pasta. Cook it just until it’s al dente. Run it under cold water and let it sit until you’re ready for it.
While the pasta is boiling away, make your garlicky, creamy smooth cheese sauce. Add the sliced rounds of smoked sausage and then the cooked pasta.
Pour everything into a baking dish and top it with some mozzarella cheese. Bake it for a few minutes just until the cheese is bubbling and it starts to get golden brown on top.
It tastes so good! It reminds me of a white macaroni and cheese with smoked sausage mixed throughout. It pairs really well with some good garlic bread.
This Alfredo pasta recipe calls for cayenne pepper for an added kick of flavor. It would be just as good without it though so feel free to leave it out if you wish.
Oh and in case you were curious, my super picky hubby loved it!
Adapted from Let’s Dish.