ONE POT SAUSAGE PASTA SKILLET — Smoked sausage and pasta come together in a cheesy, creamy sauce in this one pot meal the whole family will love!
There’s nothing I love more than a one-pot meal, and this One Pot Sausage Pasta Skillet is always a hit with my husband and hungry teenagers.
I mean, what’s not to love about pasta, smoked sausage and cheese, all combined in a creamy sauce. Especially when you only have one dish to wash!
I always keep a smoked sausage or two in my freezer, because sausage and pasta in some form is a pretty popular combination around here. And this is the perfect recipe to throw together on a busy week night when there’s not much time for cooking.
Of course, you can use just about any kind of short, sturdy pasta in this recipe. I like good old elbow macaroni, but shells, penne and rigatoni are also great options.
Honestly, just use whatever you have handy. No need to complicate this simple but delicious recipe.
One of the things I love about using smoked sausage is that it’s precooked, so it’s perfect for putting together a quick meal. No need to worry about your meat being properly cooked.
It’s the perfect ingredient in dishes like this, as well as in soups and foil dinners–a big favorite in our family. And it basically lasts for ever in the freezer.
It’s pretty much a staple at our house, and one of the ingredients I always have on hand. Of course, I always keep a good selection of pasta in my pantry too.
I used mozzarella cheese to top of this pasta skillet, but almost any kind of cheese will work. Just be sure to put it under the broiler for a minute or two, so the cheese gets golden and bubbly.
If you’re looking for a delicious, easy meal to feed your family, with minimal clean-up, you’ve got to give this One Pot Sausage Pasta Skillet a try!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make One Pot Sausage Pasta Skillet
- Olive oil
- Produce: garlic, fresh parsley, onions
- Smoked sausage
- Chicken broth
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Spices: red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
- Parmesan cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
One Pot Sausage Pasta Skillet
Smoked sausage and pasta come together in a cheesy, creamy sauce in this one pot meal the whole family will love!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 ounces elbows pasta
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Fresh parsley, for garnish
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion and sausage, and cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is lightly browned and onions are soft, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, milk, pasta and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Bring to a boil, then cover ad reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until pasta is al dente. Remove from heat and stir in cream and Parmesan cheese. Preheat broiler.
- Sprinkle pasta with mozzarella cheese. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1016mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g
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What kind of “cream” is used in your ONE POT SAUSAGE PASTA SKILLET??