Cheesy Sausage Pasta


Posted: May 10

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Cheesy Sausage Pasta is almost self-explanatory in how delicious it tastes—but we thought a few more descriptive words might help entice you even further. The pasta is tender and coated inside and out with a melty, creamy cheese sauce with notes of sharpness and smokiness. Then we add herbaceous and savory sausage to the mix for extra heartiness! And it comes together in just 30 minutes! How can anyone say no to Cheesy Sausage Pasta? It just might not be possible!


Ingredients

• 1/2 pound Italian sausage links • 1 onion, finely diced • 2 cups milk • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, plus more as needed • 1 1/2 cups uncooked penne • 1 tablespoon cornstarch • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon sugar • 1 teaspoon paprika • 1 teaspoon pepper • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded • 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste

Directions

Step 1

In a large pot over medium heat, brown the sausage and the onion, for about 5-7 minutes.

Step 2

Add the milk, broth, and pasta to the pot.

Step 3

Stir in the cornstarch, garlic powder, sugar, paprika, and pepper.

Step 4

Bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 5

Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover.

Step 6

Cook until the pasta is tender and the sausage is cooked through at 145 degrees F, about 10-16 minutes. Add more broth as needed as it cooks.

Step 7

Remove the pot from the heat.

Step 8

Transfer the sausage to a cutting board and slice.

Step 9

Stir the cheddar, Gruyere, and parmesan into the pasta until melted, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 10

Stir in the sliced sausage.

Step 11

Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, to taste, if desired.

Step 12

Serve warm.


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