Creamy pasta with sausage and peppers
This recipe works with beef or pork link sausages. Spicy sausages are especially good.
Course: Main Course
- 1-2 large link sausages or 4-5 smaller sausages, cooked
- 1 T olive oil
- 8 oz dry pasta such as penne
- 1 1/2 bell peppers any color
- 1/2 onion
- 1 T butter
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 6 T cream or half-and-half
- 4 oz grated parmesan cheese
Chop sausages into 1/2 inch rounds. Slice peppers into strips. Halve onion and slice in rings.
Heat 1 t olive oil over medium heat in medium frying pan. Fry peppers and onion until very soft, about 8 minutes. Add the sausage and fry another 2 minutes. Turn heat to low to keep warm.
Set pasta to cook according to package instructions.
While pasta cooks, make the sauce:
Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat.
Add cream cheese and stir vigorously while cream cheese melts.
Slowly add cream stirring continuously.
Add parmesan cheese and continue to cook until cheese melts and sauce is thick and homogeneous.
Drain pasta when ready. Toss with sauce and vegetable-meat mixture and serve.