Monday, July 20, 2015

Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake

This recipe had quite a few steps to it but it was definitely worth the work. It was a great cheesy main dish that my family really enjoyed, especially with the chunks of sausage thrown in.

Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake
(Recipe found at via Pinterest)

16 ounces dry pasta
3 tablespoons butter
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups half and half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 (12 oz) fully cooked smoked sausage, any variety

Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente; drain. While pasta cooks, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Stir in flour. Whisk in chicken broth until smooth, then stir in half and half. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and red pepper flakes and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella until cheeses are melted and smooth. Slice sausage into 1/4 inch pieces and add to the sauce, along with the chopped parsley and cooked pasta. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Preheat broiler. Pour the pasta mixture into a lightly greased, 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden.

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