Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Creamy, Sausage Alfredo Pasta is a quick and versatile dinner recipe that is on the table in under 30 minutes!

Creamy, Sausage Alfredo Pasta is a quick and versatile dinner recipe that is on the table in under 30 minutes!

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If you’re looking for a versatile, easy dinner idea, I’ve got you covered with this Creamy Sausage Alfredo Pasta recipe ready in 30 minutes!

Here’s the thing, you can use any meat you like with this recipe:

  • chicken (diced and cooked, or a rotisserie)
  • leftover turkey from Thanksgiving
  • sausage, any type (I used turkey sausage)

Or go meatless! Try adding in some fresh spinach and broccoli, or asparagus!

And don’t even get me started on the pasta….

We love bow tie pasta with this dish, but you can do fettucini, spaghetti, penne, rigatoni….see what I mean?

Sausage Alfredo Pasta, made from scratch in less than 30 minutes.

Finally. If you want to make this in advance….DO IT. Get it all made, to the final step, then pour it into a 2 qt serving dish and cover with foil. Stick it in your refrigerator and bake it at dinner time (foil on).

Now, are you drooling yet? Are you trying to figure out which winning combination you will make?

One last thought….like a little spice in your dish? Add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes right before serving! You’re welcome!

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Yield: serves 6-8

Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Creamy, Sausage Alfredo Pasta is a quick and versatile dinner recipe that is on the table in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 lb dry pasta (I use bow ties, but any pasta is fine)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz fully cooked smoked sausage, sliced (any variety...I use turkey sausage)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
  2. While pasta cooks, add butter and garlic to a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, until butter is melted and garlic begins to brown.
  3. Slowly add in heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens on medium heat, about 8-10 minutes. Stir frequently.
  4. Add in Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes (optional). Stir in sliced sausage and add to pot with drained pasta. Stir together, serve, and enjoy!

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Creamy, Sausage Alfredo Pasta is a quick and versatile dinner recipe that is on the table in under 30 minutes!

*Today’s recipe for Sausage Alfredo Pasta was originally published on Shugary Sweets on October 13, 2016 and has been republished in September 2018.

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Posted on September 10, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. This looks great. It’s just my husband and myself so I almost always have leftovers. Do you think reheating it on the stove stirring well would mix the cream back together?

  2. Good Afternoon, I am wondering if it is possible to make this as a casserole the night before 7 then heat up in oven day of party?

  3. It’s the ultimate guide. I love your post you have shared here on your site I love your writing style ! Really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing. very informative posts
    Thanks again.

    1. This is an all time Fav of mine!  I use a Cajon Style Andouille Smoked Sausage from HSF’s, gives it a little spicy kick.  Sometimes even add some cherry tomatoes cut in half.   Thanks Aimee. ?

  4. Thank you for a beautiful recipe. Made this tonight for my family and the kitchen smells divine. It tastes even better.

  5. Hi Aimee,

    Yes! I know what we’re having for dinner tonight! I love that you can shake it up depending on what you have in the fridge. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. This dish is amazing day of me and my husband loveee it but when rewarmed I feel like the butter takes over and it’s so greasy am I doing something in the recipe wrong or is there a way to fix this ???

    1. No, it’s true. It’s not a good dish to reheat because the cream separates just like you described, unfortunately.

  7. My daughter absolutely loves this dish. Surprisingly because she doesn’t like cheese. So easy to make and absolutely delicious.

  8. I just made this dish, my girls have been begging me to make a pasta alfredo. I didn’t change a thing, I added chicken, we are meat lovers. It just finished cooking, my daughter did a taste test and she was jumping up and down, she loves it! The red pepper flakes gives it just the right small after burn that we love. This is perfect, I did make too much pasta, I bagged it up and put it in the refrigerator for another use.

    Well it’s dinner time! Oh, and thanks so much for sharing this wonderful version of an old dish!

  9. I have all of the ingredients on hand but I only have the round thin italian sausage. Do you think this would work in your recipe? I’m not so sure.

    1. I’m not sure what the round thin Italian sausage is?? But, as long as it’s cooked, and you like it, use it! You can also use cooked chicken!

  10. My family LOVES LOVES LOVES this dish.  ???? I’m vegetarian so I always get excited when they enjoy a meat dish that I prepared. (As I can not taste it????) 

    Looking forward in trying other receipts. 

    1. I’ve never frozen alfredo before. I would fear that the milk products would not do well, and being to separate…but maybe others have had a different experience?

      1. You can freeze Alfredo???? I made to much alfredo and put the rest in a freezer zip lock bag and a month later I cleaned out my ice box and was wondering what to cook and I seen the Alfredo and I got it out put it in the microwave for 2 minutes then put it in my cast iron skillet and heated it up and it was amazing????

  11. Can’t beat a quick and easy alfredo for dinner! Yours looks so delicious, Aimee – wishing I had a bowl to dig into right now 🙂

  12. U Show very good recipes on here and they are all @a very good cost to make as well as easy to make, so if their are people out their that need  help to make new things to cook for the kids and husbands this is a very good place to come ,so keep up the good work girl …????????????????

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