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Pink Pasta Sauce with Sausage

My Pink Pasta Sauce is the ultimate pasta sauce, and I guarantee it will be your new favorite! Pink sauce pasta is the perfect blend of creamy and cheesy, with delectable bites of sausage, that make it the best dinner pasta recipe. Ready in 15 minutes using simple ingredients.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American/Italian
Keyword creamy tomato pasta, dinner pasta recipe, pink pasta, pink pasta recipe
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 748kcal


  • Skillet
  • Colander
  • Large pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 pound Mueller’s® elbow macaroni cooked; 16 oz. box
  • 4 Tablespoons butter ½ stick
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic or garlic paste
  • 1 pound Italian sausage mild or spicy; or, 2 cups diced ham
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Cook Mueller’s® pasta according to package directions.
    Cooking Mueller's elbow pasta in a pot
  • Add half stick of butter to skillet and melt. 
    4 Tablespoons butter
    Melting butter in a skillet
  • Add 2 teaspoons of garlic and cook until the garlic is lightly browned. Be careful not to overcook it. 
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    Melting butter and sauteing garlic
  • Add the Italian sausage. Using a wooden spoon, break up the pieces of sausage and brown the sausage on medium-high. Make sure the sausage is broken up into tiny pieces. 
    1 pound Italian sausage
    browning sausage in a pan
  • Once sausage is nicely browned, add 2 cups of tomato sauce and stir until well blended. 
    2 cups tomato sauce
    Adding tomato sauce to sausage
  • Add half & half and stir well. Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauces is well blended. 
    1 cup half & half
    Pouring cream into pink pasta sauce in a skillet
  • Add the cooked Mueller’s® elbow pasta.
    1 pound Mueller’s® elbow macaroni
    Adding pasta to pink pasta sauce
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and mix well. 
    1 cup Parmesan cheese
    Mixing Parmesan cheese into pink pasta
  • Stir, stir, stir, until well-blended! Top with Parsley if desired. Enjoy!
    salt & pepper, parsley
    Topping pink pasta with parsley



  • Cook your pasta until it is just slightly underdone. It will cook more when you add it to the sauce.
  • Add half & half gradually and very carefully to the pan, only after lowering the heat. If you add it too quickly, it may curdle. You should always add dairy slowly.
  • Break up any chunks of Parmesan as you add it to the sauce, and remember to add this slowly, as well.
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Calories: 748kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1335mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3mg