Monday, April 04, 2016

Spicy Smoked Sausage Pasta

Spicy Smoked Sausage Pasta
Ingredients: 16 oz spiral pasta, 3 T butter, 3 cloves garlic (minced), 3 T flour, 1 c. chicken broth, 2 c. half and half, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t. pepper, 1/4 t. cayenne pepper, 1/4 t red pepper flakes, 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, 2 c. mozzarella cheese (divided), 12 oz fully cooked sausage (choose your favorite, cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
1.  Cook pasta to al dente (follow pkg instructions)
2.  Melt butter in a skillet over medium.  Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes.  Add flour.  
3.  Stir in chicken broth and half and half, salt, cayenne and red pepper flakes.  Simmer until sauce thickens (about 5 minutes).
4.  Stir in Parmesan and 1 c mozerella cheese.  Stir until melted.  Add sausage.  
5.  Heat broiler.  Add pasta mix into a 9x13 inch baking dish.  Top with the remaining mozarella.  Broil until cheese is beginning to brown a little on top.  
I found this recipe from letsdishrecipes.  It was yum.  I needed carbs and meat to fuel a least that's what I tell myself.  It hit the spot!  I just need to make more friends b/c it' makes a ton!