Smoked Sausage Alfredo with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

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Before we get into why this smoked sausage alfredo recipe with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage is so out of this world, let’s just be sure we’re on the same page. If you thought Alfredo was named for a certain famous actor and his onscreen traitor sibling, well, that would be cool, but no. Alfredo is actually a type of Italian pasta sauce that gets its name from a late-19th-century Roman chef. The rich and creamy gravy is traditionally made with emulsified Parmesan cheese and butter. The sauce — along with the fettucini noodles it’s traditionally served with — likely jumped the pond from Italy to America when magazines and travel books began writing about the dish and the famous chef who invented it…

Alfredo sauce may sound complicated, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Our recipe, which calls for using a package of fully cooked, Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, takes just 15 minutes, from countertop to table.

Something people seem to enjoy a lot about our recipe is that it’s a Cajun and Italian fusion. The Italian flavors derive from the Alfredo, naturally. But by combining it with Cajun seasonings and Hillshire Farm® smoked sausage, made with choice cuts of beef, turkey, and pork, it’s a whole new kind of rich and deeply smoky-flavored meal the entire family will love.

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  • 1/4 cup chives (optional)
  • 1 package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage
  • 8 ounces pasta (cooked, drained)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes (optional)
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    1. PREPARE pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
    2. SAUTE sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.
    3. ADD cream and Cajun seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add cherry tomatoes and chives, if desired. Add pasta to sauce and toss
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium6% DV150mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs10% DV31g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories350Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate31g10%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kevin Clarke 8 days ago
    This turned out awesome it was delicious
    Renee Diprose 15 days ago
    we enjoyed it! very yum
    Angie Rodriguez 16 days ago
    Great! I made a double recipe and would probably keep the seasoning to 3 tsp instead of 4 as it was really rich, but it was tasty!
    Beverly 16 days ago
    This was really good. Will definitely make it again.
    Joshua B. a month ago
    Flavor was a bit weak. I’d add more cream.
    Veronika Lysenko a month ago
    it was pretty goo. i added some garlic to it.
    Bethany Newman a month ago
    Probably wouldn’t use the chives but I did add spinach to make it a bit more green!
    Paul M. a month ago
    Very easy to make and tasty. Not "The- Best- Meal- We've- Ever- Had" but really tasty.
    It turned out well, my entire family enjoyed it
    Mel a month ago
    Delish! My fam loves spicy so I used hot Italian sausage and instead of cherry, used canned diced tomatoes. Found a Creole Cajun spice mix also. When my kids tell me to make it again - I keep the recipe 👍🏻
    it was really good, but you need to add cherry tomatoes to the list of ingredients, I seen them in the picture but not theblist and when shopping or even adding list to shopping list, the tomatoes not listed.
    plays 2 months ago
    yummly made an extra spicy suace mmm good
    anita a 3 months ago
    It was super easy and so delicious my kids loved it. Will definitely make this dish again. Great for quick week night dinners.
    Kristy 3 months ago
    We all loved it - even the kids.
    Andrea C. a year ago
    easy fast and cheap so worth it
    hollis t. a year ago
    awesome wish they would bring back the recipe in full
    Katie H. 2 years ago
    Delicious!!! Will be making again doubled the cream to make it with more sauce and to cut the spice down.
    Britny F. 3 years ago
    This one is a good one! It's very quick to make and super tasty. Definitely on my list to make on a regular basis just cut down on the spice or it won't be edible!
    Amara R. 3 years ago
    Amazing! My best dish! Highly recommend! Tip: I get smoked jalapeño sausage! But I also like my dishes spicy.
    Heather R. 3 years ago
    So tasty! It's become part of our go-to recipes. I use mini penne pasta, easier for my small sons (ages 2 and 4) to eat. Makes great leftovers also!
    Sarah D. 4 years ago
    This was such a tasty recipe! You can spice it up a little more with extra Cajun and still just as delicious!
    Miles S. 4 years ago
    For the pasta I used three cheese and spinach tortellini. I wasn't able to find a 'cajun spice' in stores (though I found Creole spice), so I found one online to prepare, which just used cayenne instead of chili powder (duh)... The flavors all really worked together and the family enjoyed every bite.
    Rayanna T. 4 years ago
    I didn't have smoked sausage so I used some regular sausage with a lot of smoked paprika. I had to improvise a bit with the cajun seasoning as it's not readily available here and something that I keep on hand. This recipe was delicious and super easy. I couldn't find the directions so I improvised by putting the cream with the cooked pasta and had cooked the rest in a pan, added frozen peas, and some water so it created a nice broth that I also mixed in with the pasta. It was very nice. My husband and son loved
    Terri J. 4 years ago
    My husband and I love this recipe, my husband is a very picky eater and this recipe he eats everything. The first time I made it I put yellow tomatoes and peas, this time I just going to make it like it is and have long green beans on the side.
    christie e. 4 years ago
    Fast, easy, tasty....and so versatile. You can add anything to this dish to make it your own. My family loved it.
    Brenda E. 4 years ago
    I added a bag of frozen peas and a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach. My husband said it was the best "made at home white cream pasta" I had ever made! We will definitely have this pasta again!
    Joey Hage 4 years ago
    Cheap and easy to make! Plenty of leftovers which are perfect for a college student like myself. Thanks for sharing this!
    Michelle H. 4 years ago
    One of the best and easiest recipes for a quick dinner that tastes like you slaved over a hot stove for hours. I had to add a bit more cheese to thiçken though bringing the calorie count up. That is already too high. I won't be fixing often but definitely will fix again when I need comforting.