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Cheesy Sausage Rotini Pasta

by Christina Cherrier – Jun 18, 2020
Cheesy Sausage Rotini Pasta
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Cheesy Sausage Rotini Pasta – This easy pasta recipe is full of savory sausage and a delicious, creamy, parmesan sauce and ready in only 20 minutes! Perfect for a quick and satisfying family dinner. You will definitely love this sausage and rotini pasta recipe!

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Ingredients list for the Cheesy Sausage Rotini Pasta

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Directions

1. To make the cheesy sausage rotini pasta: Cook the pasta al dente according to the package directions; drain and set aside.

2. In a large skillet, brown the sausage meat, until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Remove the excess fat from the browned sausage, and then stir in your tomato sauce, softened cream cheese, and half the mozzarella and parmesan. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is well incorporated.

4. Gently toss the cooked rotini in with the sauce mixture and cook for a couple of minutes to reheat. Sprinkle the cheesy sausage rotini pasta with remaining shredded mozzarella, parmesan, and chopped parsley. Enjoy with garlic bread and a crisp salad!

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Tips for the cheesy sausage rotini pasta recipe

This easy pasta recipe is full of delicious flavors and ready in 20 minutes! It will be your new favorite! 

How long to cook the ground sausage?

Ground sausage only takes about 6-8 minutes over medium-high heat to cook through. If you’ve purchased Italian sausage in the casings, you can easily cut the meat out of the casing before cooking and it will crumble up nicely.

Can I use other types of pasta?

Of course, but make sure you use a pasta shape that holds well the sauce, such as penne, macaroni, or stripped farfalle.

What tomato sauce to use with the sausage and pasta?

A good quality marinara sauce will do perfectly but you can use any tomato sauce you like. You can even use a can of diced tomatoes that you mix with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and black pepper. Go easy on the salt because the sauce should be already salty, especially when adding parmesan at the end.

What to eat with the cheesy sausage rotini pasta?

You can enjoy this easy pasta dish on its own, or simply add one of these serving suggestions:

  • A crisp side salad
  • Garlic bread 
  • Roasted broccoli, zucchini, or asparagus.

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