Spicy Sausage Alfredo
Alfredo sauce was always a special thing when I was a kid. My dad is not a huge fan of creamy sauces so they were a bit of a rareity in our house. It either meant we were at a restaurant or he was off on a business trip. As an adult I have loved putting Alfredo sauce in all different types of dishes.
This is one of my favorite ways to use Alfredo sauce. It combines the rich and creamy texture with a nice spicy heat. If you like things are a little more mild, you can add less or leave out the red pepper flakes completly. I used spicy Italian sausage for this but you can use any you have on hand or whatever you prefer.
For this recipe you will need:
1 lb of Italian sausage
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 small jar of Alfredo sauce
1 cup of milk
1 lb of linguine or spaghetti
First, heat a very large pot of water to a boil while you make the sauce. When it comes to a rolling boil, add the pasta. It should be about done when the sauce is done as well.
For the sauce, brown the sausage until it is no longer pink. Add all the spices and mix well. Add in the Alfredo sauce to the sausage and turn the heat to low. Fill the jar with the milk and shake to get all the delicious sauce out and add this to the sausage mixture. Let this cook for a few minutes and taste it for seasonings. The sausage I used was pretty salty so I didn't need to add any extra seasonings.
Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and mix well. Let this cook together for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mix well together. I sprinkle on a few more pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese before serving.