Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Sharing a favorite sausage pasta recipe today! This Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta is the perfect easy weeknight dinner for the whole family. Sausage Pasta is a big time favorite of ours.
Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

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 🙂

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How To Prepare Easy Weeknight Dinners

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 🙂

Easy Weeknight Dinners!

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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • Serve warm with garlic bread and salad if desired.


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 858mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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10 Responses
  1. Ashley

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

  2. Jeni

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

  3. Kelly | Maverick Baking

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

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