Smoked Sausages with Herb Egg Noodles [RECIPE]

Smoked Sausage with Herb Egg Noodles

Gather your family around the dinner table for a hot meal even when you’re tired with this simple meal of smoked sausage with herb egg noodles. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Long, busy days don’t always make it easy to get dinner on the table. Sometimes you simply want to do something fast and easy to feed your family. Rather than pull through a drive through at a fast food restaurant, assemble this tasty, easy meal instead. Serve it with steamed vegetables or a crisp green salad for a complete meal. 

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound smoked Polska sausage
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound dried egg noodles
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teapoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a large skillet, bring 1 quart of water to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium. Place sausage in pan and simmer for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to the water and boil pasta for 2 minutes less than package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  3. Mix in reserved cooking water, one cup of cheese, lemon juice and zest, parsley, butter, olive oil and pepper flakes. Divide pasta among four dishes, and garnish with cheese.
  4. Remove sausage from pan and cut into 12 equal pieces. Place 3 pieces of meat on each plate alongside noodles; serve.

YIELDS: 4 servings

Lucinda Scala Quinn's MAD HUNGRY FAMILY

Artisan Books

NOTE: This recipe is a riff on one of my favorites from Lucinda Scala Quinn’s book Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew from Artisan Books, ©2016.

Watch for my review of Mad Hungry Family coming soon.


About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

4 Responses to Smoked Sausages with Herb Egg Noodles [RECIPE]

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  2. Redbtrfly says:

    Has anyone made this re recipe? Is it really a quart of water and then 1 more! That seems like a lot of water. I am so excited to try but I am skeptical.

    • Jathan Fink says:

      Hi Redbtrfly, to clarify… in one skillet, you cook the sausages in a quart of water. Then, in a second large pot, you make the pasta. Save a cup of the pasta water. Then, you mix together the 1 CUP of pasta water with the other ingredients, NOT with the quart of water. The 1 CUP of pasta water helps make the sauce. Hope that helps!

  3. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    The boss was on your back. The kids forgot their homework. And the dog decided to eat your sofa. We’ve all had those days when we get home and simply don’t want to cook. But before you pop yet another frozen pizza in the oven or call for takeout, put this easy dinner of smoked sausages and herb egg noodles on the table. It is so simple, it practically cooks itself. Then, after dinner, have the kids clean up while you go soak in the tub. You deserve it!

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