This dinner recipe combines sausage and noodles topped with the creamiest marinara sauce, making this dish incredibly easy but also insanely crowd-pleasing! Enjoy!
If you keep up with my recipes around here, you may notice that their requirements frequently have two common denominators: very few ingredients and very little time. Win after win!
I’m somewhat of a foodie in the sense that I love a really flavorful meal. Sometimes I wish that I was more of an “eat just to live” person, but nope – I genuinely enjoy preparing and then savoring a really tasty meal. One of my favorite simple pleasures is when friends and family enjoy my home cooking, too.
In this season of life with two very young children, I find that I’ve made food prep less and less of a priority lately. Something has to give, so detailed meals with a slew of ingredients and multiple pots and pans are few and far between these days. When dinner rolls around, I need something that’ll please the palates of both adults and kids but that’s also quick to make and quick to clean up.
Variations of noodles typically fit the bill, so I recently asked my aunt (who always has a stash of wonderful recipes) if she had any new recipes to share with me. I immediately saw the little dots pop up on our text message conversation, meaning she had one right off the top of her head that she was typing up. I knew whatever she was sending must be good!
Sausage and Noodles Dinner Recipe
I’ll be honest. When I first looked at the list of ingredients, it didn’t strike me as anything special. I cook with noodles and sauce all the time. I also occasionally make casseroles with chicken mixed in with noodles (which isn’t a favorite meal of mine). Would the sausage and whipping cream make the meal that tasty? (Oh yes. The answer is yes.)
Even as I was preparing this meal for my parents (who are in town visiting) and my children, my expectations were low. I like all of these ingredients, but doesn’t it need something else? More spices? Some cheese? Something? I was sharing my thoughts out loud as I cooked, and my mom encouraged me to stick to the recipe and see how it would turn out.
And you know what? My aunt was so right. Considering this recipe has only four basic ingredients, it’s to die for. My family devoured it for dinner that night and then happily reheated some for lunch the next day. If you’re looking for a meal to add to your dinner rotation that’s cheap (less than $10), easy (two pots), and quick (15 minutes), you’ve found it. I’m giving it an A++.
Ingredients call for one 12 oz. bag of Broad No Yolks noodles, one 24 oz. jar of marinara sauce, 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream, and one 16 oz. tube of pork sausage. While the noodles are cooking in boiling water, cook up the sausage in a skillet. Drain noodles and add to the skillet with cooked sausage. Mix in the jar of sauce and cream, and voila! Grab a fork and do a little taste-testing. So good, right?
We love No Yolks noodles because they are so versatile, cook quickly, and are so fluffy. My dad had actually never had No Yolks noodles before but was super intrigued when I was putting this meal together because he loves pasta and loves eating egg whites only. Sure enough, he thought No Yolks were fantastic!
As the name implies, No Yolks is a healthy egg noodle alternative, made from egg whites. These noodles are low in fat and sodium and have no cholesterol. They come in a variety of cuts for all kinds of recipes: Broad, Extra Broad, Fine, Kluski, Dumplings, and now Stir-Fry.
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Printable Recipe Card
- 1 12oz. bag of Broad No Yolks noodles
- 1 24oz. jar of marinara sauce
- ½ cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1 16oz. tube of pork sausage
- Prepare No Yolks noodles according to package.
- While noodles are boiling, cook sausage in nearby skillet.
- Drain noodles and return to bowl. Combine with sausage, sauce, and heavy whipping cream.
- Enjoy immensely!
Have you ever tried No Yolks pasta?
This post was sponsored by No Yolks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo