Sausage Pasta with Cider Cheese Sauce

Wisconsin Cheese Sausage Pasta with Cider Cheese Sauce  Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Swiss can be used in this recipe.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage from the skillet. Keep warm.
  3. Sauté mushrooms and red bell pepper in remaining butter in the same pan over medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes or until tender.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in flour until light brown. Gradually stir in milk and hard apple cider. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  5. Gradually stir in swiss until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in pasta and sausage. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Wisconsin swiss is a semi-hard cheese with buttery, nutty and slightly sweet flavors. It's famous for iconic holes, known as eyes, that are characteristic for this type of cheese.

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