Cheddar Gruyere and Sausage Pasta Toss

Wisconsin Cheese Cheddar Gruyere and Sausage Pasta Toss  Recipe
Active Time
50 Minutes



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


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Grease foil.
  2. Drizzle vegetables with olive oil on prepared pan; toss to coat. Arrange vegetables in a single layer. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until vegetables are tender, turning once. Transfer vegetables to a bowl. Keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup hot pasta water.
  5. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sausage; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Transfer sausage to a bowl. Add onion; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, stirring to loosen any browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook and stir until stock is reduced to about 1/4 cup.
  6. Reduce heat to low. Add the spinach, vegetables and sausage; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. Add pasta and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water; cook and toss for 1-2 minutes or until water is slightly reduced. Stir in the sage, thyme and remaining butter.
  7. Remove from the heat. Gradually add cheddar gruyere, tossing well after each addition. Add remaining pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with additional cheddar gruyere.

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.

Enjoy this unique cheddar gruyere cheese that melts indulgently and is enhanced with sea salt and rich notes of applewood smoke throughout. It pairs perfectly with chardonnay or a farmhouse ale.

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