Creamed Sausage With Pasta

Russ Myers


A delicious economical dish

pinch tips: Perfect Pasta Every Time



4 / 6


10 Min


25 Min


Stove Top


12 oz
hot italian sausage, casings removed
12 oz
mild italian sausage, casings removed
1 large
onion, chopped
1 1/4 c
whipping cream
3/4 c
chicken broth
2 c
frozen green peas
2/3 c
mascarpone cheese
16 oz
penne pasta
3/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp
1/4 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook sausages in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Place sausages in a bowl. Drain pan, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.
Add onion to saucepan. Cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Add cream. Simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Add broth. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Return sausage to saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Add peas and mascarpone. Cook, uncovered, until peas are tender, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. (A quick and easy way to cook the penne is to use a colander, large strainer or French-fry basket that fits down inside the pot of boiling water. That way, you can simply lift the basket out and shake it to drain off the cooking water). Combine pasta and sauce in a large serving bowl. Add Parmesan, salt and pepper. Stir to blend. Serve immediately.
Secret Tip:
Mascarpone, a creamy, mild Italian cheese, isn't always available at the market we frequent. So sometimes we use a mixture of 6 tablespoons cream cheese and 5 tablespoons whipping cream and achieved the same rich results.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy