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fusilli creamy pasta sauce recipe

Fusilli with Creamy Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fully cooked chicken sausage
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) San Marzano style tomatoes diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 oz heavy cream choose Organic, like Horizon brand
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or more according to your liking
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound uncooked pasta
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions or until al dente, drain.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a saucepan, add sausage and cook until browned for about 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil, then saute onion and garlic over medium heat until tender. 
  • Add anchovy paste and cook for about 30 seconds. 
  • Add tomatoes, sugar, italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to boil until the sauce is evaporated and thicken for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low, stir in whipping cream and butter. Cook for 2 more minutes
  • Add the cooked pasta, cooked sausage and spinach. Cook for 2-3 more minutes. 
  • Remove from the stove and serve immediately. 


Nutrition Facts
Fusilli with Creamy Pasta Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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