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Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

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This Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta is the perfect quick fix dinner for the whole family. A big time favorite of ours.
Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

You know I always love simple weeknight dinners especially during the school year.  Mama don’t have time to be spending all afternoon in the kitchen, lol!

But seriously, I’m all about big flavors with minimal prep work.  This pasta is just that.  Everyone loves it.  Win!

Hope you enjoy 🙂

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

5 ingredients my friends.  Nice!!

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Fresh basil is key when making pasta.  It really gives such a fresh flavor that makes all of the difference.

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

I used bowtie pasta for our recipe, but feel free to use any small pasta you’ve got.

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Once your pasta is cooked, transfer to a medium/large dutch oven.

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Add your cooked sausage.

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Add your favorite pasta sauce.  If you are near a Trader Joe’s, their Four Cheese pasta sauce is our favorite.

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Add the cream next and give a good stir.  Cook over medium-low heat until hot then serve 🙂

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Stir in chopped fresh basil leaves too.  Mmmm!

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

We like to serve this pasta with a nice loaf of homemade garlic bread and a salad.  Enjoy!

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta


Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Weeknight Creamy Sausage PastaPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 25 min


  • 1 lb dry bowtie pasta
  • 1 pound mild Italian Sausage
  • 26 ounces prepared pasta sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Brown and crumble sausage until cooked through. Transfer cooked pasta to a large dutch oven. Stir in sausage, pasta sauce, heavy cream and chopped basil. Cook for 10-15 minutes over medium low heat until hot.
  2. Serve warm with garlic bread and salad if desired.

Makes 8 Servings

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    Ok so this looks so good that I’m struggling to believe the recipe is that easy! Definitely being saved to try soon!

  3. 3

    I’m always looking for quick and easy dinners like this! Perfect!!

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    leslie says:

    You truly cant beat dinner that has only 5 ingredients.

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    Maria says:

    Looks like an easy family favorite!

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    i’m all about quick and easy! looks delicious!

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    My kids would just love this tasty dinner!

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    Have been looking for a recipe like this! It looks delicious.

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    Jeni says:

    Looks great, will definitely make this soon! Finally a “one pot” meal my husband will eat!

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    Ashley says:

    Is there a typo in the recipe card? 26 oz of pasta seems a bit much. A typical box is 16 oz, right?

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