One Pan Sausage Alfredo

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.

Depending on where you live, it might be hard to find Louisiana brand crayfish boil seasoning in your local store. When I visit Texas I buy huge bags for $2 each. Where we live in Idaho, a tiny bag sells for $4 in the few stores where I can find it. If you don’t find it locally, try Amazon. I think it’s a great seasoning to have around. We use it for shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage, and of course, crayfish once in awhile. I just put a little in this dish – enough for a subtle background flavor but not enough to make it spicy or salty. Jonathan likes his to have more of the spicy flavor so he sprinkles some extra boil on top of his serving.

 

One Pot Sausage Alfredo
 
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Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 10 Baby Bella or Crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 green onions cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm Beef Sausage (12oz) - cut into rounds or on the bias to desired thickness
  • 8oz dry spiral noodles
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 30 grinds black pepper
  • 1tsp of garlic
  • ½ tsp boil seasoning (Louisiana brand)
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, minced
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Select a large frying pan that has a lid - preferably glass so you can monitor the cooking food.
  2. 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.
  3. Add noodles, water, cream, pepper, garlic and boil 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.
  4. When pasta is tender, remove from heat and stir in cheese and parsley. Taste for salt and pepper. You can add additional boil seasoning if you want this to be spicy/salty.
  5. Serve immediately with steamed broccoli and additional Parmesan cheese.

This recipe is participating in the Weekend Potluck!

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! Life is good when dinner is done fast in one pan.

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7 thoughts on “One Pan Sausage Alfredo

  1. This was excellent! I used turkey sausage and added an onion, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I love one pot dishes because it gives you time to clean up a bit and really enjoy the meal. My husband normally doesn’t like cream sauces but he loved this one!

    • I’m so glad you liked it! My favorite way to make it is with an onion. I’m becoming a big fan of the one pot meals. It’s nice to have a easy meal sometimes that is just less of a production!

  2. We made this when we had Merlin & Rachel over – doubled the recipe and had a little left over. It was GOOD! Even without mushrooms. :) I’m making it again tonight.

    Question: maybe I missed this, but what kind of cheese do you recommend using? 2 cups of Parmesan seems like it would be pretty strong… but mozzarella (what I used) definitely creates a sticky factor. I didn’t mind it so much, but I just wondered!

    • Sorry it is supposed to say Parmesan. I have been using a recipe program that does not always update when I put stuff into it. We switched to a new program this week and will be moving the old recipes into it as soon as possible. Human error is still guaranteed on my part but at least the program won’t be out to get me!

      The Parmesan is strong but I don’t find it overpowering. I think any combination of hard cheeses would be delicious. Try starting with one cup and see what you think. You can keep adding as you see fit. I buy the shredded in bulk from Costco and keep it in the freezer. It’s usually a economical option.

      I bet the mozzarella was something to behold! Tonight I worked on a easy chicken meal I think you would love. I’m testing it as a big batch meal where you freeze the leftovers for future meals. Jonathan gave it the thumbs up tonight so I will be sharing it soon! Stay tuned.

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