Beer Cheese and Sausage Pasta (Ready in 15 Minutes!)

Beer Cheese and Sausage Pasta -CRAZY good! Ready in 15 minutes! Smoked sausage and pasta tossed in a quick homemade beer cheese sauce. Smoked sausage, pasta, beer, cheese, flour, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and paprika. Tastes just like the beer cheese sauce from our favorite Irish pub. Great weeknight meal! #pasta #beer #sausage #cheese

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Quick Pasta with Smoked Sausage

I am in love with this easy pasta dish! Smoked sausage and pasta tossed in an easy homemade beer cheese sauce – what’s not to love?!?! PLUS it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Basically as long as it takes to boil the pasta. Perfect for a hectic weeknight.

How to Make Beer Cheese & Sausage Pasta

As I said, this takes about 15 minutes to make. I started the pasta. While the pasta is cooking, brown the sausage. Remove the sausage from the skillet. Heat beer until it bubbles. Stir in flour and cheese. Whisk until cheese has melted and is smooth. Whisk in Worcestershire, dry mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in the cooked pasta and sausage. Serve immediately.

  • This is best served immediately. If it sits for a while and gets too thick, just add some milk and it will be as good as new.
  • I used smoked turkey sausage in this recipe. I think it tastes great, and it saves some calories. Feel free to use regular smoked sausage. This is great with some Conecuh Smoked Sausage!
  • Use any beer that you enjoy. I usually use Michelob Ultra because it has a light taste and I’m not a big fan of beer.
  • I used campanelle pasta. If you can’t find campanelle, use whatever shape of pasta you like. Elbows, bowtie pasta, or penne all work great!
skillet of beer cheese and sausage pasta

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spoonful of beer cheese and sausage pasta

Beer Cheese & Sausage Pasta

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Beer Cheese and Sausage Pasta -CRAZY good! Ready in 15 minutes! Smoked sausage and pasta tossed in a quick homemade beer cheese sauce. Smoked sausage, pasta, beer, cheese, flour, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and paprika. Tastes just like the beer cheese sauce from our favorite Irish pub. Great weeknight meal! #pasta #beer #sausage #cheese

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 8- oz dried pasta penne, bowtie, elbows or campanelle
  • 1 (14-oz) package smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup beer
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook smoked sausage in olive oil until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat beer over medium-high heat until it bubbles. Stir in flour and cheese. Whisk until cheese has melted and is smooth. Whisk in Worcestershire, dry mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  • Toss cooked sausage and pasta in beer cheese sauce. Serve immediately.
  • (To thicken the sauce, add a flour a little bit at a time. For a thinner sauce, add small amounts of beer until it reaches the desired consistency.)

Notes:

  • This is best served immediately. If it sits for a while and gets too thick, just add some milk and it will be as good as new.
  • I used smoked turkey sausage in this recipe. I think it tastes great, and it saves some calories. Feel free to use regular smoked sausage. This is great with some Conecuh Smoked Sausage!
  • Use any beer that you enjoy. I usually use Michelob Ultra because it has a light taste and I’m not a big fan of beer.
  • I used campanelle pasta. If you can’t find campanelle, use whatever shape of pasta you like. Elbows, bowtie pasta, or penne all work great!

Steph

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Comments

  1. This was so good. I’m glad I doubled the recipe. I used colors light and it was very smooth. Thanks for this new favorite dish for our family dinner

  2. This is a great recipe that I've now made twice. I'm a vegetarian and have used veg chorizo both times, and it got rave reviews! Super easy and super delish –

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