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Skillet Sausage Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Skillet Sausage Pasta is a one-pot meal that is ready from start to finish in under 30 minutes and it is fabulous!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 725 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage in your flavor of choice
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 14.5 ounces can diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces dry penne pasta (approximately 2-1/2 cups uncooked)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper each
  • 1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  1. Add olive oil to a deep, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onions and cook until lightly browned, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two until fragrant.
  2. Add broth, tomatoes, pasta, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in half and half or heavy cream and simmer for another minute or two until warmed through.
  3. Remove skillet from heat, add cheese and stir until melted. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Sausage Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 725 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 1342mg58%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 284mg28%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.