italian sausage pasta

Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta is a family favorite Italian pasta recipe!  This easy pasta dish is full of savory sausage and a delicious, creamy, parmesan sauce and ready in 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 600kcal
Author Nichole


  • 1 Pound Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 Pound Penne Pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion Minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 5 Ounces Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese


  • Cook the penne pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the Italian sausage along with the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Drain excess fat from the skillet if necessary and return the meat mixture to the pan.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the cream to the skillet. Bring to a simmer and add in the spinach.
  • Cook, stirring for about 3 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese until melted.  Stir the pasta into the sauce.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 600kcal