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Smoked Sausage and Browned Butter Pasta

Grilled Smoked Sausage and Browned Butter Pasta made using an easy browned butter garlic sauce, lemon, herbs, toasted pine nuts and grated Parmesan cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: brown butter pasta, grilled sausage recipe, pasta and sausage
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 981kcal


  • 1 lb  Eckrich Original Skinless Smoked Sausage Rope, grilled
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz pasta of choice (for 4 people)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon slices
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese grated
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  • Heat your grill to 350°F. Prick some holes in the sausage and grill on both sides for 3 minutes each. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and slice on the diagonal. Set aside.
  • In a small sauté pan toast the pine nuts until golden brown. Remove from heat and toss with salt. Set aside.
  • In the same sauté pan, melt the butter and continue cooking on low until brown in color and the aroma is nutty. Be careful not to burn it! Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and turn off the heat. Let this sit.
  • Bring 4 quarts of heavily salted water to a boil. Add pasta to water and boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain well and put in a large bowl. Add the browned butter, sliced sausages and chopped parsley. Season to taste if needed and toss to mix thoroughly.
  • Serve in bowls topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, lemon slices and more parsley.


Calories: 981kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 3.3mg