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One pot cheesy sausage pasta is a decadent and rich one-pot meal, full of melty cheese and bites of summer sausage, and perfect for an easy meal at home when you don't want a lot of cleanup!

One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

Description

One pot cheesy sausage pasta is a decadent and rich one-pot meal, full of melty cheese and bites of summer sausage, and perfect for an easy meal at home when you don’t want a lot of cleanup!


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked summer sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces dry pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, like cheddar or cheddar-jack
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 cup (or a handful) fresh baby spinach, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet (one with a lid) over medium to medium-high heat, and add the smoked sausage. Saute until browned well — if you need a little oil because it starts to stick, add a drizzle. Remove from the pan, and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and onion. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the broth, and scrape the pan to loosen any browned bits.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, water, dry pasta, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine well.
  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer, add the lid, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in the shredded cheese, red pepper flakes if using, and the spinach. Stir to combine until the cheese is melted.
  7. Return the sausage to the pan and stir to combine.
  8. Serve right away!

Notes

  • You have so much flexibility with this dish. Don’t love cooked spinach? Toss in peas! You can also add different kinds of cheese or use different shaped pasta.
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422.3 Fat: 17.7g Cholesterol: 53.2mg Sodium: 1,546.5mg Carbohydrates: 45.3g Sugars: 4.8g Protein: 21.2g Vitamin A: 157µg Vitamin C: 10.8mg

Keywords: easy dinner, sausage, pasta, skillet dinner