Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 to 8

This creamy dish is a great option for those nights you feel like doing “something different” with pasta. Smoky sausage deliciously balances tangy mustard and vinegar, while fresh herbs contribute brightness in this decadent spaghetti dinner. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add sausage and onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is browned and onions are slightly caramelized. Deglaze skillet with beer, and cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Remove from heat, and keep warm.

Step 3

Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, whisking often, 5 minutes.

Step 4

Stir cheese and mustard into milk mixture; remove from heat. Add apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper; stir to combine.

Step 5

Stir sausage mixture and sour cream into cheese mixture; pour over pasta, and toss to coat. Stir in cooking water if mixture seems too thick. Toss with fresh herbs, and serve immediately.

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