Dinner Under 30 – Smoked Sausage Alfredo
Another weeknight means another crazy dinnertime at my house. It’s a good thing that there are some meals that are quick and easy to prepare, and that everyone will eat.
The original recipe comes from Danelle at Let’s Dish, and she makes it a spicy version with some cayenne and red pepper flakes added in. Although my husband and I would love that, our kids don’t do spicy, so I leave those out. The first time I made it, I followed her instructions fully and put it in the oven, casserole style. But my family prefers it unbaked, so I just serve it right out of the pot. This saves me a little time but doesn’t sacrifice any of the flavor.
If you’ve read my previous post, you know that my garden is abundant with lettuce, so it made sense for us to have a nice salad with this meal. But we’re all busy, so just do what’s easiest for you. In my house, sometimes that means throwing some sliced apples on a plate for everyone to share, just so I can say I served a fruit or vegetable with dinner.
This dinner also works for my vegetarian son. He’s not a strict vegetarian, so the chicken broth doesn’t pose a problem for us, but feel free to substitute vegetable broth if you need to. I just dish out some of the cheesy pasta for him before stirring in the sausage at the end. So not only is this recipe fantastic and yummy, it’s flexible, too. This also reheats beautifully, so leftovers are no problem.
When all is said and done, this dish can’t be beat for a fabulous weeknight meal that you can make in 30 minutes or less.
Here’s how to make my version …