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New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo is a delicious combination of sausage, pasta, cream, parmesan cheese, Cajun seasonings and garlic.

New Orleans Style Sausage Alfredo

New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo is a delicious combination of sausage, pasta, cream, parmesan cheese, Cajun seasonings and garlic. This addictive dish is super simple to make and can be on your table in less than 15 minutes.

New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo is a delicious combination of sausage, pasta, cream, parmesan cheese, Cajun seasonings and garlic.

Smoked sausage had not been in my refrigerator for years. I am talking about the kind that you buy at the grocery in the packaged meat section. It had been the base of quick and easy meals when my sons were young  until finally my boys told me that they didn’t really like it. Apparently they only ate the sausage because I always served it with Mac and Cheese and they did not want to hurt my feelings.  

My Mom used to make me eat Liver and Onions (it was so bad!)  when I was a kid even though I told her I HATED it…. and I remember that I harbored a silly grudge against her for a long time afterward.  Feeling guilty, the smoked sausage quickly came off the menu.

New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo is a delicious combination of sausage, pasta, cream, parmesan cheese, Cajun seasonings and garlic. This addictive dish is super simple to make and can be on your table in less than 15 minutes.

Now that everyone is (supposed to be)  grown up, it was time to give smoked sausage another try. To my relief, this recipe was a hit.

Ingredients Needed To Make New Orleans Sausage Alfredo

  • Smoked Sausage
  • Bowtie pasta
  • Whipping Cream
  • Garlic
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Parmesan Cheese

How To Make This Pasta Recipe

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the sausage slices until crispy and browned around the edges.
  3. Add the garlic just as the sausage is browning, and cook for about 1 minute.  Add the cream and Cajun seasoning to the skillet with the sausage, stirring until the seasoning and cream are blended.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the cream mixture starts the thicken. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the parmesan.  Add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

This recipe was adapted from Plain Chicken. One of the changes I made was to use whipping cream instead of heavy cream. This recipe calls for a LOT of cream and since whipping cream has less fat than heavy cream, the dish is lighter, but does not change the flavor.  I also added minced garlic to add sweetness ( I know, that’s strange…but true) to the dish.

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New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo

New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo is a delicious combination of sausage, pasta, cream, Parmesan cheese, Cajun seasonings and garlic.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 696kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 16 ounces Smoked Sausage
  • 8 ounces Bowtie pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups whipping cream, or heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut the sausage into thin slices. In a large skillet, saute the sausage slices until crispy and browned around the edges. Add the garlic just as the sausage is browning, and cook for about 1 minute. Add the cream and Cajun seasoning to the skillet with the sausage, stirring until the seasoning and cream are blended.
  • Bring the cream mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the cream mixture starts the thicken.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the parmesan. Add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

NOTES

** Heavy Cream can be substituted for whipping cream

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 696 Calories from Fat 481
% Daily Value*
Fat 53.39g82%
Saturated Fat 27.41g171%
Cholesterol 170.86mg57%
Sodium 874.76mg38%
Potassium 324.77mg9%
Carbohydrates 33.41g11%
Fiber 1.62g7%
Sugar 1.33g1%
Protein 20.4g41%
Vitamin A 1838.45IU37%
Vitamin C 0.89mg1%
Calcium 217.88mg22%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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New Orleans Style Smoked Sausage Alfredo is a delicious combination of sausage, pasta, cream, Parmesan cheese, Cajun seasonings and garlic. This AMAZING addictive dish is super simple to make and can be on your table in less than 15 minutes.

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you! Adding shrimp sounds delicious:)

  2. Made this and it was delicious! I somewhat doubled the sausage and ingredients to make the sauce which turned out perfectly! Next time I’ll go a little lighter on the Cajun seasoning as it was a bit spicy for my oldest son. Not to spicy for me though. 🙂 Oh and add shrimp with the sausage. Mmmmm… family APPROVED!

  3. That sounds delicious! Sometimes I add a jar of drained roasted red peppers for variety too! Thanks for visiting!!

  4. Yummy. Hubs approved. Modified by adding sauteed onions and red peppers.

  5. Thank you! I may be biased but this is my favorite Cajun recipe…ever! You may find that you need to “step away” from the pan to stop eating:)

  6. mistiehomespunengineer

    Oh yum! I like smoked sausage and love cajun food. I think I need to give this a try this weekend with my boys. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning!

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