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creamy lemon pasta
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Creamy Lemon Pasta with Sausage and Peas

Pasta and peas are bathed in a rich and creamy lemon sausage sauce for a delightful splurge of a meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marianne


  • 8 ounces bucatini or other sauce-grabbing pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 links mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Add pasta to boiling water. Cook according to directions, adding the peas for the last four minutes of cooking time.
  • Brown the sausage over medium high heat, breaking up larger chunks as it cooks.
  • Add the cream and the nutmeg. Stir to combine. Let the sausage/cream/nutmeg mix come to a simmer, then turn off the heat. Add the lemon juice, stir to combine. Stir in the parmesan cheese
  • Drain pasta and peas, add to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce.