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Cheesy Penne Pasta Skillet recipe with Sausage and Shallot Cream - BoulderLocavore.com

Cheesy Sausage Pasta Skillet Recipe with Shallot Cream

This flavorful and satisfying pasta dish has a creamy sauce that is irresistible.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword one pot pasta recipe, sausage pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 509kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 package Penne Pasta (gluten-free or regular)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 12-ounce package pre-cooked Chicken Apple Sausages , sliced into ½ inch slices
  • 2 medium Shallots , peeled and diced
  • ½ cup Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc Wine
  • ½ cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon diced fresh Italian Parsley


  • Following the directions on the pasta package, prepare the pasta. While the water is coming to a boil, begin preparing the sauce below (Step 2). 
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil until the surface is shimmering. Add the sausage slices and sauté until begin to brown.
  • Add the shallots to the skillet and sauté until translucent/golden in color. Pour in the wine and deglaze the pan by scraping the pan bottom with a stiff spatula, releasing any cooked bits from the skillet.
  • Lower the heat to medium, and allow the mixture to simmer, stirring periodically, until the liquid has reduced to ¼ the original volume.
  • Add the chicken broth and heavy whipping cream allowing the mixture to return to a simmer.
  • Drain the pasta and add to the sauce. Stir to fully combine and allow to cook a few minutes, remove from heat and fold in the cheese. Sprinkle with the Italian Parsley as garnish. Serve immediately.


Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.2mg