One-Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta- A delicious quick and easy meal that is full of flavor! Leftovers taste amazing too!
For Father’s Day I had my kids fill out an “All About Dad” questionnaire and for his favorite food, my son put this One-Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta. This is our #1 favorite dinner recipe and I make it at least once or twice a month! I’ve been making a similar recipe like today’s One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta but it was spicier so my little kids didn’t like it. Over the last few months I’ve been tweaking the recipe to make it work for my entire family and today I present to you our perfect recipe!
The ingredients for One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta are simple. You start out with smoked sausage, finely diced onions, and bell peppers. I dice it finely so my kids hardly notice it. After that has sauteed garlic is added.
Then the hardest part is behind you! Just add chicken broth, a can of diced tomatoes, cream or milk, pasta, and salt and pepper, and then once the pasta is cooked through just stir in the cheese and dinner is ready!
This is seriously my kids’ #1 favorite recipe I make. We love One-Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta! They love it because it tastes so good and I love it for that reason but also because it’s so quick and easy for me to prepare and leftovers taste amazing!
This recipe is also a little flexible too so you can add a little more veggies or omit something you don’t like. Also, if you don’t mind a little spice, you can use a can of Rotel instead of diced tomatoes. It’s up to you! Sometimes I add cheddar cheese on top because my kids love it.
I hope you enjoy our family’s favorite dinner recipe! One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta is so good!
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One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, finely diced (or ½ of 2 colors of bell peppers)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 10 oz. penne pasta
- ½ teaspoon salt and pepper, each
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or Monterey Jack
- Optional: ⅓ cup thinly sliced green onions
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onions, and bell peppers and cook until lightly browned about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender and al-dente, about 11-13 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with scallions, if desired. Cover until cheese has melted, about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
If you don't mind a little spice, replace the diced tomatoes with a can of Rotel. (Diced tomatoes with green chilies.)
For a creamier dish, add 2 cans of dice tomatoes/Rotel.
Derek Blad says
This is one of my very favorites! And yes, the kids go crazy for this one!
I’m so glad you like it! 🙂
NATASHA N Lopez says
I’m making this for my family tonight cant wait to try it looks delicious.
Awesome! My family loves this dish so much. My 10 year old makes it every month! (with my help)
Robin Hunter says
Made this tonight & it’s so delicious! My boyfriend went back for 2nds maybe 3rds?! Thank you so much for this recipe!
Wahoo! That’s great! We love this recipe so much. My son has me help him make it all the time because it’s his favorite.
Katie Huck says
I am making it tonight for a late dinner. I love that it’s so simple and I had all the ingredients already in the house so that was helpful! And Soo yummy too!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will def be making it again!
Oh perfect! So glad you liked it! This recipe is on repeat in our house at least once a month! My kids go crazy for it!
My grandkids loved it. Thanks!
Awesome! My kids are obsessed with this recipe. It’s so good!
Jessica L McFadden says
Do you think beef broth will be ok? Instead of the chicken?
Yes! I think it will work just as well.
mom of teens says
tasted like goulash but with sausage instead of ground beef.
Jason M Walter says
Can you use milk instead of cream
That should work just fine. I would suggest using a little less, 1/3 cup milk.
How long is this supposed to cook. It’s like a pink soup. I followed your instructions completely. Was I supposed to drain the tomatoes? That’s not what the recipe says.
Once it reaches a boil you lower the heat and cook for 11-13 minutes. You’ll want the pasta to be cooked to al dente so the time may vary depending on which type of pasta you use and the brand. I am sorry to hear it didn’t work out. I have made this recipe at least once a month for years and it hasn’t been soupy. I do not drain the tomatoes.
Jason Martin says
Great recipe! Like, I can make anything but like ideas too and when you search leftover Polish sausage or leftover sausage recipes, so many pop up that are so insane like, I’m not making or even have half that stuff. This is supposed to be a good hearty, quick way to use up leftovers, not a gourmet meal.
So, thank you! You nailed it!
Thank you! My style of cooking is simple, quick, and tasty!
OH MY!!!! I added a can of rotel and a can of diced tomatoes and home canned stock…was out of heavy cream so used whole milk and sour cream….was the BEST!!
That sounds amazing!