Pasta Dishes

Classic Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage

Classic Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage. It’s been a while since I made some pasta, but because my youngest daughter was craving for it, I made her favorite fettuccine Alfredo with sausage for dinner.  It’s a creamy pasta made with half-and-half (instead of heavy cream), grated Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese, butter and smoked chicken sausages.

She went crazy over it.  She couldn’t stop complimenting me on how great it turned out.  I should make this dish every night for her.  I felt so loved!  Lol…

I decided to take my mothers original recipe and recreate it, making it healthier with less fat and lower in calories.  The original recipe calls for heavy cream and Italian pork sausages which has a LOT of FAT.  This is a quick and easy dish; it took about 15 minutes for me to get it to the table.

Looking through the frozen meat section at the supermarket I found chicken sausage by Chef Bruce Aidells.  This sausage is smoked and fully cooked.   It was labeled “All Natural”- Italian Style, Smoked Chicken Sausage with No nitrates, No hormones, No MSG and Gluten Free!  It sounded so good, I had to try it for myself.

The smoked chicken sausage tasted like the Italian style, because it’s made with mozzarella cheese and spices.  It had a mild spicy kick to it.  It added a lot of  flavor to my creamy Classic Fettuccine Alfredo dish.  To my surprise, my daughter Lizzy couldn’t tell the difference and said it was “the best pasta dish” she has ever had!

I have to make it again, so I can keep getting those compliments from her.  Oh what a mother does for love!  Enjoy!



Classic Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage

  • 4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter ( I used smart balance butter)
  • 12 ounce (4 links) Italian Style Smoked Chicken Sausage with Mozzarella
  • 1/2 pint half-and-half cream
  • 1 pound of fettuccine pasta or GF fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tsp. Italian parsley, fresh or dried 
  • freshly ground pepper
  • freshly grated nutmeg

Open package smoked chicken sausages, slice open lengthwise and chopped into small pieces,  about 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch.
In a large pot,  bring water to boil for the pasta.

In the meantime,  heat sausage and melt butter in a large sauté’ pan over low heat.
Add the half-and-half cream to the butter and stir to let it warm.  At the same time, add 2 teaspoons of salt to the pasta water and cook the pasta until al dente.

Drain fettuccine pasta and mix thoroughly with the butter and cream mixture,  keeping the sauté’ pan over low heat.  Add the parmigiano cheese and parsley and toss until sauce thickens slightly. Season with fresh pepper and nutmeg to taste.  If you prefer creamier, add more half-and-half.

Remove from heat and serve immediately with additional grated parmigiano cheese at the table.

Serves 4 to 6

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanne
    April 29, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I haven't made alfredo sauce in forever but it really is such a fun treat!

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    Paolo Cuomo
    May 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

    HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO”, NOW SERVED BY THE GRANDCHILDREN, ALFREDO E ISA DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30

    With reference of your article we have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “fettuccine all’Alfredo” in 1908 in restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in a street in central Rome, after leaving the restaurant of his mother Angelina. In this local spread the fame, first to Rome and then in the world, of “fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (“Alfredo di Roma”), which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo and Ines, with the famous “gold cutlery”” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” http://www.alfredo-roma.it/.
    We must clarify that other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome do not belong to the family tradition of "Il Vero Alfredo" in Rome.
    We inform that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
    Best regards Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

    TESTO BREVE
    The history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, creator of the“fettuccine all’Alfredo” in 1908 in restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa.
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in a street in central Rome, and in 1943 sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio reopened his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (“Alfredo di Roma”), which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo and Ines (http://www.alfredo-roma.it).
    Other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome do not belong to our family.
    The restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
    Regards Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

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      annaliz
      May 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Caro Paolo,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to give us the wonderful history behind "Alfredo," it was certainly educational.
      we hope you continue to enjoy our blog and appreciate all your comments.
      Thank you and regards,
      Anna and Liz

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    Barbara Bakes
    November 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I'd go crazy for this meal too. Love how you lightened it up.

  • Reply
    CQUEK
    November 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

    These are PERFECTION.

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    November 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    My kinda meal, here; I love everything in it! Thanks for this one!!

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    November 4, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Always fun to cook when you feel loved. I love Aidell sausages and buy them often from Costco. And who doesn't love Alfredo?

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