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
8-ozdried pastapenne, bowtie, elbows or campanelle
1(14-oz)package smoked turkey sausage, sliced
2cupshredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
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.)
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!