Make dinner in 15 minutes with this Easy Sausage Alfredo.
Over the last few months I kept seeing a simple recipe for Sausage Alfredo by Hillshire Farms. I saw it over and over again in ads in the magazines we get at my husband’s office. The ingredients were so simple and it was a very quick and easy meal.
I kept thinking that I needed to try it. A few weeks ago, when I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer for the meal I had originally planned, I knew it was the perfect night to try it.
Of course I tweaked the recipe a little bit though. The original recipe called for all cream, and although I love cream, I thought I could cut down on it a little and use part milk. I also did not have quite the full amount of cream the recipe called for, so using milk seemed like a good solution. Cutting back on the cream worked fine.
The recipe suggested tomatoes as a stir in and I also thought tomatoes would be delicious added to the recipe. I knew it would make it more of a one-dish meal that way. And again it worked great and we loved it.
I let the tomatoes cook for a little bit, which made the dish not so pretty, but it was delicious. If you prefer you can just stir the tomatoes in at the end.
I love quick and easy pasta meals like this. We all need more get it on the table fast meals and this is a new favorite at our house.
15 Minute Dinner Sausage Alfredo
15 minute sausage alfredo is a quick and easy delicious dinner. It is also easy to make gluten free.
- 16 ounces pasta ( use gluten free pasta for gf version )
- 1 pound cooked smoked sausage, cut into chunks
- 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning ( I used homemade Emeril's seasoning)
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
- Cook pasta according to directions.
- While pasta is cooking cook sausage in a skillet for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Add tomatoes and stir for 1 minute.
- Add cream, milk, and seasoning. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken slightly.
- Stir in Parmesan and remove from heat.
- Stir in pasta and stir until pasta is well coated with sauce.
If you are gluten free be sure that your sausage and cajun seasoning is gluten free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 472Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 934mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g
Nutritional values are approxomite and aren't always accurate.
We usually eat a fairly low-carb diet, so I swapped a head of roasted cauliflower for the pasta. The first time I made it, it was basically soup so this time I only used the 1.5 cups of cream and no milk. Might depend on the size of the cauli head, but I probably could have cut back even more. Maybe the pasta absorbs some of the liquid? Anyway, just wanted to throw it out there in case you or any readers wanted to try it lower carb. It was delicious, so thanks for sharing!!
I am so glad that you found a way to make it low carb! I am guessing that the pasta absorbs quite a bit of liquid, but I am glad you found a way to make it work. Thanks for letting us know. I am sure other low carb readers will find it helpful.
We have a local restaurant that serves a dish called “the Big Easy”. It seems similar with additions of peppers and shrimp. This recipe sounds wonderful to me!
Thank you! I hope that you enjoy it! Shrimp and peppers would be delicious added to this.