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christy's penne/italian sausage in vodka blush

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Recipe by
Christy Lowrance
Carrollton, IL

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!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For christy's penne/italian sausage in vodka blush

  • 26 oz
    spaghetti sauce (your favorite)
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    half & half
  • 1
    shot of vodka
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pkg
    smoked sausage (i use eckrich)
  • 1 Tbsp
    real butter (salted)
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 lb
    penne rigate pasta
  • parmesan cheese
  • finely shredded mozzarella cheese

How To Make christy's penne/italian sausage in vodka blush

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

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