Wednesday, March 8, 2023

One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta


Y'all know I love a one-pot meal and I mean a TRUE one pot.... not a recipe that calls for cooked pasta because you KNOW that used an extra pot and a strainer ;)  This was a big ol' hit at my house and was so simple and easy but really really flavorful and different than a traditional marinara which was a fun twist.  Did I mention that I love that it's one pot?!?!?!  If you're into one pot meals as much as I am check it out below...

What You'll Need...
- olive oil
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb sausage
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 16 oz marinara sauce
- 3/8 cup heavy cream
- 8 oz penne (or other short pasta, farfalle would be great)
- 3 cups water + another littl ebit
- grated parm (1/2 cup or so)
- basil (fresh or dried)

What You'll Do...
Step 1 - Dice your veggies and cook them for 6-8 mins in some olive oil.  Add in the sausage and garlic and cook until crumbly and done.

Step 2 - Pour in the chicken broth, scrape the bottom of your pan to get the good good bits off the bottom

Step 3 - Add in the marinara, 3 cups water, uncooked pasta and a bit of basil.  Get it boiling and then cook it about 15 minutes or until the pasta is done.  You can add in a bit of water as it cooks.  Make sure you stir it a few times to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom.

Step 4 - Pour in the cream and 1/4 to 1/2 cup parmesan, heat through.  Remove from the heat and let it sit about 5 mins to thicken up a bit.

The flavor on this was SO GOOD!  The original recipe called for fresh basil which would have made it better, but I forgot it so dried worked out just fine for me.  It also called for red pepper flakes which I omitted but would also be phenomenal if your kids like that.  

Next time I make this my plan is to add the whole jar of sauce and entire box of pasta.  I just don't see how it wouldn't be totally fine.  I'll probably add a bit more cream and cheese as well but, again, I don't think it could go wrong. 

Happy Wednesday, friends!!!


  1. Sounds so delicious- especially since it is super windy and bitterly cold here today!

  2. Yum! Thanks for sharing. This somewhat reminds me of The Buy Guide's sausage pasta, though, theirs is more of a 2 pot and strainer situation. But, I HIGHLY recommend if you haven't tried. That pasta and your southwest chicken bowls have been on HEAVY rotation for me the past few years.


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