Creamy N’duja Pasta, a dish that harmoniously combines the boldness of nduja sausage with the luxurious creaminess of a velvety sauce. This recipe is a journey of flavors, where the spicy Italian sausage meets indulgent pasta, resulting in a captivating culinary experience that’s sure to leave your taste buds dancing.
- Your choice of pasta (linguine, penne, or spaghetti)
- Nduja sausage,, about 2 -3 tablespoons (adjust to taste)
- Heavy cream, 1/2 cup
- Garlic, minced
- Olive oil
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook the Pasta:
Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.
Create the Nduja Sauce:
In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
Infuse with Nduja:
Add the ready to eat nduja sausage to the skillet and break it down using a spatula, allowing it to melt into the oil and garlic. This creates a consistent paste packed with flavor.
Pour in the heavy cream, stirring well to combine with the nduja. Allow the mixture to simmer gently for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to combine together.
Add a splash of the reserved pasta water to the sauce to achieve a creamy consistency that coats the pasta beautifully.
Toss and Garnish:
Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, tossing it in the creamy nduja sauce until each strand is coated. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta, stirring it in to create a luscious and velvety finish.
Serve with Flair:
Transfer the Creamy Nduja Pasta to serving plates. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of freshness.
Creamy Nduja Pasta invites you to indulge in a symphony of tastes, where the fiery kick of the Italian nduja sausage dances in harmony with the richness of the creamy sauce.