Sunday, May 3, 2020

Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake



Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake




This Alfredo pasta cooking with smoked sausage was so easy to prepare. All you need to do is start by boiling a can of your favorite pasta. Cook it until it is al dente. Put it under cold water and let it sit until you are ready.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces dry pasta
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (12 oz) fully cooked smoked sausage, any variety


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente; drain.
  2. While pasta cooks, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Stir in flour.
  3. Whisk in chicken broth until smooth, then stir in half and half.
  4. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and red pepper flakes and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in Parmesan cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella until cheeses are melted and smooth.
  6. Slice sausage into 1/4 inch pieces and add to the sauce, along with the chopped parsley and cooked pasta. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Preheat broiler. Pour the pasta mixture into a lightly greased, 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  8. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden. Enjoy your dinner!