Smoked Sausage Alfredo
This rich and creamy mixture of fresh pasta, smoked turkey sausage, cheese, tomatoes and basil makes a special occasion dish that's sure to please.
3 cups heavy (whipping) cream - divided use
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 ounces uncooked refrigerated fettuccine pasta
2 (14-ounce) packages Butterball® Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
3 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese - divided use
10 freshly basil leaves, torn into 1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes
10 fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
- Bring 2 cups of the heavy cream to boiling in small heavy saucepan on medium heat; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until cream is reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted. Stir in remaining 1 cup heavy cream. Place mixture in large saucepan; set aside.
- Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta cooking liquid.
- Return cream mixture to simmering. Stir in cooked pasta, sausage, 2 1/2 cups of the Parmesan cheese, torn basil leaves, black pepper and nutmeg. Heat until cheese is melted and all ingredients are heated through.
- Stir in reserved pasta cooking liquid until desired consistency is reached. (Note that sauce may thicken as mixture stands.) Divide pasta mixture evenly between 10 serving bowls. Sprinkle evenly with tomatoes and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Garnish each with a basil leaf, if desired.
Makes 10 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories 734; Fat 56g; Cholesterol 238; Protein 28g; Saturated Fat 32g; Trans Fat 1g; Sodium 1516mg; Carbohydrates 26g; Sugar 1g; Iron 6%; Fiber 4%; Calcium 50%.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Butterball, LLC.