This one pan Sausage Alfredo is ready for dinner in less than 30 minutes. Full of meat and cheese it is a house favorite. Mushrooms optional!
We had such a yummy and easy dinner last night! Jonathan often requests a pasta dish with Alfredo sauce and more often than not I turn him down. I love to cook but sometimes sauces that require a lot of whisking and fuss seem like too much work. This one pan sausage Alfredo comes together in under 30 minutes with none of the whisking and other time consuming tasks I associate with Alfredo. I also love that it leaves me with only one pan to clean.
I wrote this recipe to focus on things Jonathan loves. I use an entire sausage so the pasta is loaded with meat. There are plenty of tasty mushrooms and not very many onions. It is easy to adapt this for your personal taste. You could easily use half of a sausage, or add an entire sweet onion at the beginning or omit the mushrooms if you dislike them. Treat this recipe as a place to experiment and find your perfect dinner.
One Pot Sausage Alfredo
- 2 Tablespoons salted butter
- 10 Baby Bella or Crimini mushrooms sliced
- 5 green onions cut into 1" pieces
- 12 oz Hillshire Farm Beef Sausage sliced into rounds (Eckrich is another favorite sausage brand)
- 8 oz dry spiral noodles
- 2 cups water (see note for doubling the recipe)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon coursely ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning Tony Chachere is our favorite
- 2 cups Parmesan cheese grated
- 1 Tablespoon fresh Italian parsley minced
- salt to taste
- Select a large frying pan that has a lid - preferably glass so you can monitor the cooking food.
- Melt butter in frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and stir to coat with butter. Fry, stirring frequently to ensure even browning. As the edges turn crisp and golden add onions and sausage. Fry for an additional minute to heat sausage.
- Add noodles, water, cream, pepper, garlic and Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine. Cover the pan and bring to a boil. After the pasta mixture comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Check the pasta after 9 minutes. If it is not tender, cook an additional 1-3 minutes.
- When pasta is tender, remove from heat and stir in cheese and parsley. Taste for salt and pepper. Add additional Cajun seasoning for more spice.
- Serve immediately with steamed broccoli, crusty bread and additional Parmesan cheese.
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