Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo

Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo | Aunt Bee's Recipes

       A couple of weeks ago, I was THRILLED to be invited as the special guest over at Platter Talk's 'Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?'!  These guys are some of the nicest I have met and their food is TOP NOTCH!  I really had to bring out the big guns to come up with something special enough for their amazing blog!  The recipe I created turned out SO well!  My hubby has requested it many times since already!   I hadn't realized this when creating it, but when I made it last night, it was ready in under 30 minutes!  Serve it with a green salad and you have an amazing, quick and easy weeknight meal! You can read my guest post here!

Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo
1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Onion, Thinly Sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper, Thinly Sliced
1 Green Bell Pepper, Thinly Sliced
1 lb Smoked Sausage, sliced (We use Hillshire Farm)
6 TBSP Butter
1 Shallot, minced
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (The kind in the can works best instead of freshly grated)
1 tsp Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
Parsley for garnish
12 oz Penne Noodles, Cooked al dente with 1/4 cup pasta water reserved for sauce

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. After skillet is hot, add Bell peppers and onions and let them sit for 1 minute without stirring, then turn them over and cook the other side for 1 minute. You want them to get a little bit of char on them, Brown food tastes good :-) Add the smoked sausage to the peppers and onion and brown it. Stirring as little as necessary. After the sausage, onions and peppers are finished cooking, set the pan to the side. Prepare your noodles to al dente, according to package directions. Save out 1/4 cup of your pasta water to use in the alfredo sauce.  While noodles are cooking, start your alfredo sauce. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add shallots and saute until tender. Add heavy cream and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring often, until sauce has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese, creole seasoning and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water. Remove from heat. Toss noodles with Alfredo sauce and top with reserved Smoked Sausage, Peppers and Onions. Garnish with Parsley and ENJOY! 


  1. I really do need to make this dish soon! I know my Honey would be so pleased!

  2. My favorite dish I have seen you prepare. Love the combination of flavors. Peter @Feed Your Soul Too

  3. Love this dish, as do thousands of our readers! You are the best, Brandi!!

  4. I so much love penne Alfredo!

  5. Yummy. Looks like another winner Brandi!

  6. That's a great guest post, and a nice recipe too :)

  7. I used to make something very similar in my student days. Haven't had it for years! Yum!

  8. You really have created a wonderful dish here Brandi! And how wonderful that it's posted on Platter talk LOVE their blog!

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  10. G'day! looks terrific! Wish I could try some now!
    Cheers! Joanne

  11. This looks so good! It's on my list of things to make. I'll replace the regular sausage with a veggie sausage. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  12. This looks delicious! :) I love the addition of sausage! *sigh* you're making me miss gluten pasta! I'm going to have to play around with this & see if I can't replicate it gluten free, this is the kinda thing that would go down a treat in this house!