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Smoked Sausage Pasta

Smoked Sausage Pasta is pasta mixed with smoked sausage, corn, parmesan cheese, and Cajun seasoning, all blended together for a meal that can be ready to serve in under a half an hour!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta, SAUSAGE PASTA, SMOKED SAUSAGE PASTA, SUMMER SAUSAGE PASTA
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 483 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, (or more to your tastes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 16 ounces Gemelli pasta, or any pasta of your choice, cooked al dente
  • fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions. I recommend al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add sliced sausage in a single layer (cook in batches if necessary). Heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set on a plate.

  3. In the same pan (do not drain), add flour and whisk, scraping up the brown bits from the pan, until a paste forms and the mixture starts to brown.

  4. Slowly add in the milk. Whisk continuously until the mixture starts to thicken (about 5 minutes).

  5. Add in the broth, Cajun seasoning, and garlic powder. Bring to a light simmer.

  6. Add in the corn and the parmesan cheese. Stir and simmer for another 5 minutes.

  7. Add the noodles and sausage back into the pan, mixing everything together.

  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and more parmesan cheese.