Christy's Smoked Sausage Penne in Vodka Blush Sauce

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Christy Lowrance

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@Christy122390

I created this recipe for my daughter. She loves Blush sauce as opposed to a straight marinara or straight cream sauce. I serve this with a salad and ciabatta rolls. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

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VODKA BLUSH SAUCE

26 oz
spaghetti sauce (your favorite)
8 oz
cream cheese
1/2 c
half & half
1
shot of vodka
salt & pepper (to taste)

MEAT MIXTURE

1 pkg
smoked sausage (i use eckrich)
1 Tbsp
real butter (salted)
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 tsp
kosher salt

PASTA

1 lb
penne rigate pasta

TOPPING(S)

parmesan cheese
finely shredded mozzarella cheese

How to Make Christy's Smoked Sausage Penne in Vodka Blush Sauce

Step-by-Step

  • 1Boil pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • 2Combine all sauce ingredients and simmer on medium heat - stirring often so cream cheese melts completely.
  • 3Slice smoked sausage into thick "quarterlike" slices and sautee in butter/garlic on medium heat until they start to brown slightly.
  • 4Combime pasta/blush sauce/smoked sausage together - stirring thoroughly -- the pasta will fill with the sauce.
  • 5After plating, sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

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About Christy's Smoked Sausage Penne in Vodka Blush Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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