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Ever found yourself craving a creamy pasta dish that’s loaded with flavor and has just the right touch of warmth and comfort? I’ve got just the thing for you: Creamy Sausage Pasta!

creamy sausage pasta in a white bowl

This is one of my absolute favorite recipes, and I’m super excited to share it with you. This isn’t just your ordinary pasta dish. Creamy sausage pasta has some surprises for you!

It’s a delightful blend of juicy Kielbasa sausage, fresh veggies, and a lusciously creamy sauce that’ll have you coming back for seconds and thirds!

I keep coming back to it myself. It seems like every summer when my tomatoes are ripe, and other veggies are in season too, my mind comes back to this dish. 

The aroma of all these ingredients bubbling away in the pot makes it hard to wait! I feel like I did back when I was a kid when I couldn’t help but ask, “Is dinner ready yet?”.

I always like to make an extra big batch of this pasta. That way I can keep some in the fridge and have leftovers for days afterward. The flavors only get better with a little time. Yay for an easy and scrumptious lunch!

On top of that, this stuff will fill you up. If you’ve got teenagers, you’ll love this one. Not only is it delicious, but it’s healthy and filling all at the same time. Can you ask for better than that?

So let’s get into the creation of your own Creamy Sausage Pasta. I’ll bet it becomes a family favorite the minute it gets poured into the first bowl!

Some of our other favorite pasta recipes we have on our site include: Chili’s Copycat Cajun Pasta Recipe with Chicken, Tuna Pasta Salad, and Tortellini Pasta Salad.

a hand scooping out creamy sausage pasta from pot

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Simplicity: With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a meal fit for a king. It’s almost a one pot meal. Let’s call it a two-pot meal, then. Haha!
  2. Quick Cooking: Perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something delicious without spending hours in the kitchen. This is a big reason why it’s a favorite of mine. It tastes delicious, and it saves me time. A win-win if there ever was one!
  3. A Complete Meal: It’s hearty, filling, and you’ve got your protein, carbs, and veggies all in one pot! The only thing I might add is some buttery bread on the side to round things out.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Cooked Farfalle pasta
  • Kielbasa (sliced)
  • Minced garlic
  • Yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Grated parmesan
  • Chopped parsley
  • Sliced grape tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes
  • Unsalted butter
  • Lemon
ingredients needed to make creamy sausage pasta

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY SAUSAGE PASTA:

  1. Bring water to a boil, salt water, and cook pasta per the directions on the packaging. Drain well and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, then saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add the cream and parmesan. Whisk together and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. 
  4. Add the grape tomatoes, spinach, sausage, and spices, stir well and cover. Let simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  5. Once your spinach is cooked down, add your drained pasta and parsley.
  6. Squeeze a lemon over the pot and stir. Cover and let cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, sprinkle fresh parsley over the top and serve! Enjoy!
how to make creamy sausage pasta

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

CAN I USE ANOTHER KIND OF SAUSAGE?

Absolutely! Whether it’s smoked sausage, mild Italian sausage, or even turkey sausage, go with what you love or have on hand.

You might even consider some Cajun sausage to spice things up a bit!

WHAT OTHER VEGGIES CAN I ADD?

Feel free to toss in bell peppers, baby kale, or even fire-roasted tomatoes for an added flavor kick.

I’ve got some additional ideas for you down below!

a spoon scooping out creamy sausage pasta from the pot

HOW TO REHEAT PROPERLY?

Reheat on medium heat in a large skillet or pot. Add a splash of stock or water to bring back its creaminess.

You can try the microwave, but that may change the consistency of the dish.

ANY ADDITIONS?

You bet! There are a bunch of yummy options here.

  • Diced red bell pepper for a sweet crunch.
  • Chopped red onion for a sharper flavor.
  • Ground beef or chicken for added protein.
  • A sprinkle of Cajun seasoning for a spicy kick.
  • Fresh basil for an aromatic touch.
  • Chicken stock in place of some of the cream to lighten up the base.
  • Sliced mushrooms for an earthy note.
  • Monterey jack cheese for an extra cheesy sauce.
  • A drizzle of olive oil for richness.
  • Grated cheddar cheese on top for a golden finish.

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

I’ve got you covered as usual! Here’s a good list to get you started.

  • Use cream cheese instead of heavy cream for a tangier sauce.
  • Opt for bowtie pasta or rigatoni pasta if you don’t have Farfalle.
  • Swap out Kielbasa for Polish sausage or another type of sausage you fancy.
  • If you’re out of spinach, baby spinach or bell peppers work great!
  • Instead of heavy whipping cream, try coconut milk for a dairy-free version.
  • For a lighter sauce, chicken broth can be a great alternative.
creamy sausage pasta in a white bowl

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Perfect for enjoying some yummy leftovers the next day.

Freezer: For longer storage, place in a freezer-safe container and freeze. It’s best enjoyed within a month. Don’t let it get freezer-burned!

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Always cook your pasta al dente; it will continue cooking in the creamy sauce.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the red pepper flakes or add a bit of Cajun seasoning.
  • Always add your spinach last as it wilts quickly.
  • For a zesty touch, don’t skip out on that squeeze of lemon, it helps to break up the richness!
  • Using freshly grated parmesan always gives the best results.
  • Reheat leftovers on medium heat and add a touch of broth or water to revive the creamy texture.
a fork holding up a bite of creamy sausage pasta in air

Creamy Sausage Pasta is more than just a dish; it’s a comforting hug in a bowl. It’s that perfect blend of creamy goodness, hearty sausage, and fresh veggies that make dinner time a joy.

So, the next time you’re looking for an easy meal that’s a guaranteed hit, give this recipe a try. And remember, the best part is sharing it with loved ones. Enjoy your dinner tonight with this family favorite!

If you’ve tried this CREAMY SAUSAGE PASTA, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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4.84 from 6 votes

Simple Creamy Sausage Pasta Recipe with Kielbasa

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Ever found yourself craving a creamy pasta dish that’s loaded with flavor and has just the right touch of warmth and comfort? I’ve got just the thing for you: Creamy Sausage Pasta!
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per the directions on the packaging. Drain well and set aside.
    1 pound Farfalle pasta
  • In a large pot, heat butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, then saute for 1 minute.
    5 tablespoons unsalted butter, ⅓ cup yellow onion, 4 cloves minced garlic
  • Add the cream and parmesan. Whisk together and let simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    1 & ½ cups heavy whipping cream, 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Add the grape tomatoes, spinach, sausage, and spices, stir well and cover. Let simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    1 cup sliced grape tomatoes, 4 cups spinach, 1 pound Kielbasa, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Once your spinach is cooked down, add your drained pasta and parsley.
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Squeeze a lemon over the pot and stir. Cover and let cook for 2 minutes.
    1 lemon
  • Remove from heat, sprinkle fresh parsley over the top and serve! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Always cook your pasta al dente; it will continue cooking in the creamy sauce.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the red pepper flakes or add a bit of Cajun seasoning.
  • Always add your spinach last as it wilts quickly.
  • For a zesty touch, don’t skip out on that squeeze of lemon, it helps to break up the richness!
  • Using freshly grated parmesan always gives the best results.
  • Reheat leftovers on medium heat and add a touch of broth or water to revive the creamy texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! Love the repeat of measurements after each instruction step – very helpful!

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