Sausage & Bowtie Alfredo
1/4 cup butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 oz cream cheese
1/2 package ranch dressing mix (the dry stuff)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups bowtie pasta
1 lb sausage links (I recommend these ones)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
On a grill or in a frying pan, cook sausage also according to package directions. When done, cut links into bite-size chunks.
Meanwhile, in a large sauce pan, melt butter and add garlic. Cook until garlic turns golden. Add cream cheese, sour cream, milk and ranch dressing mix. Heat over medium-high heat until smooth. If the sauce is too think, you can thicken it up with a little cornstarch.
Finally, combine your sauce, pasta and sausage all in the sauce pan. Stir to combine, sprinkle with parsley for garnish and serve immediately.
The reason I used such random ingredients in this recipe is because this is what I had on hand. I only had a 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese or I would probably have added a little more.
It didn't matter that this recipe was thrown together. It was delicious and I'm glad I kept track of what I was putting in there as I will be making it again.
Serve with a salad or sliced grape tomatoes and cottage cheese.