Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake

Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake

Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake

Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  • 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, 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden.

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