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Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Sausage

Pasta with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce and slices of spicy andouille sausage is easy enough to throw together for a weeknight meal, but tasty enough for a special occasion.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 594kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 12 ounces of pasta, cooked to al dente (reserve 1/3 cup cooking liquid)
  • 2 links Andouille or smoked sausage
  • 1 tablespoon oil, I use the oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained well
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt


  • Slice sausage into 1/4-inch slices. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook sausage until browned. Remove sausage from pan and set aside.
  • To the pan, add butter. Cook garlic and shallot in butter for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in chicken broth and heavy cream. Simmer until thickened.
  • Add Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, thyme, and red pepper flakes.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Add pasta and toss to coat. If sauce is too thick, add reserved pasta liquid.


Calories: 594kcal