Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

A super easy pasta dish with the most amazing, creamiest sun-dried tomato sauce ever, made in less than 30 min!

Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce - A super easy pasta dish with the most amazing, creamiest sun-dried tomato sauce ever, made in less than 30 min!

Remember that sun-dried tomato cream sauce I made not too long ago? The one I wanted to guzzle down? Well, I just had to make it again, except this time I turned into an epic pasta dish.

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Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce - A super easy pasta dish with the most amazing, creamiest sun-dried tomato sauce ever, made in less than 30 min!

Best of all, this is the easiest pasta dish ever, and you can add in your favorite meats and/or veggies – the possibilities are endless. Although I highly recommend the smoked andouille chicken sausage (found at Trader Joe’s) – it pairs beautifully with the sun dried tomatoes and heavenly cream sauce!

Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

A super easy pasta dish with the most amazing, creamiest sun-dried tomato sauce ever, made in less than 30 min!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces penne
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 smoked andouille sausage links, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For the cream sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage, and cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.
  3. To make the cream sauce, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Stir in heavy cream, sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir in pasta and sausage until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.