Spicy Sausage Brown Butter Alfredo Pasta


Ok, ok, so remember this post? WELL, update!! We made it to Idaho safe and sound and I only lost 5/8 of my sanity. Hallelujah! The drive went a lot smooth than expected. God bless DVD players. And sleeping pills. {Just kidding, Mom.}  Also, my nephew is the cutest thing ever. So tiny, such defined features AND so so much hair!! Blake most definitely did not have that much, but Brooke did.

Ahh, babies. It kind of makes my ovaries kick into overdrive. Except not really. My ovaries are warped, man.

But, that’s probably tmi for your Monday morning. Sooooo, lets move on. 

Do you remember this recipe? Well, this is the upgraded 2.0 spicy garlic version. That’s right. It’s actually possible to make Brown Butter Alfredo better! Who knew? If you’re not into sausages…or spicy things, feel free to just make the original version found here. BUT, if you’re ready for a little kick, try this pasta dinner out tonight. It’s ready in about 30 minutes and it’s deceivingly simple to do. Minimal ingredients and tastes like it came out of a restaurant kitchen.

Here’s how you make it:


Start by cooking up some pasta in lots of salted water. I used this Papparadelle I found at Trader Joes, but really any kind of pasta will do.


While the pasta is cooking away, brown some spicy italian sausage in a cast iron skillet. Once things are nice and brown, remove from heat and drain.


Back into the hot skillet, melt in some butter and brown…then add in some grated garlic. Cook mayyyybe 30 seconds, then…


…stir in the cream and the grated parmesan cheese.


Ok, the pasta should be done right about now, so drain and set aside.


Back to the sauce, slide the cooked sausage back in and stir to coat in the alfredo sauce.

Toss your pasta back in, add a little parsley and serve!

Creamy, dreamy, spicy goodness in a pan all right here. If you liked my Brown Butter Alfredo, then you will swoon over this new version! Printable recipe below 🙂

Enjoy, friends!


Spicy Sausage Brown Butter Alfredo Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

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  • 8 oz. Papparadelle pasta
  • 3 spicy italian sausage links
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated parigianno regianno cheese + extra for garnish, if desired
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • chopped parsley for garnish {optional}


  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add in pasta and stir. Cook according to package directions and drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, remove sausage meat from casings and brown in a large cast iron skillet. Remove meat from skillet to drain and set aside. Place cast iron skillet back on heat and add in butter. Cook 1-2 minutes to brown, then stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in heavy cream and cheese, then add in cooked sausage. Taste, add in salt and pepper to taste, toss with pasta and serve. Top with chopped parsley if desired.

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  1. Sausage, brown butter AND pasta??!?! Amazing! I need this in my life – printed and pinned 🙂

  2. There is a lot of happiness in this post.
    1. So happy you made it safe!
    2. So happy you made pasta with sausage, brown butter and alfredo. I am in love. Pinned!

  3. oh my, easy, quick and FABULOUS! Loved by all!

  4. This dinner!! Mmm!! Love the flavors!

  5. On my list…going to the store today! Easy and delicious….love that pasta anyways. glad you had a safe trip.

  6. Love brown butter, alfredo and pasta! This definitely has to be on my to-make list! Yum 🙂

  7. This looks amazing!!! I’m filing it into my recipe folder lol

  8. This looks AMAZING!!! What is your favorite brand of italian sausage? I am trying to find one that is flavorful, yet suitable for a toddler. (If that even exists)…

  9. Tried this last night. I used turkey sausage because I don’t eat pork or beef and added some sautéed onions and cherry tomatoes. My boyfriend loved it too, delish! Thanks!

  10. Love your brown butter Alfredo recipe, and this version takes it to a whole new level!!! Sooooooo good!

  11. Made this today and it was terrific. Thank you…

  12. Why does Pappardelle pasta always look so delicious to me!! I’ve never even tasted it but I always find myself drooling over it! New comment for Christmas giveaway!

  13. Looks yummmmy..gotta try this for my boys..thxu

  14. I would like to know if you could use spiral or egg noodles or whole wheat pasta, like in your BROWNED BUTTER ALFREDO PASTA? We don’t have a trader joe’s here. We don’t eat a lot of pasta. We are watching our carbs, have a wedding to go to soon. But I’m trying new recipes and this looks really good.
    Thank you