One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta

Sweet chicken and apple sausage paired with tender pasta and creamy cheese sauce, all cooked in one pan for a quick and easy meal with just one pan to wash!

Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta

A couple of years ago I did a little riff on a little one pan pasta dish, and it has since become one of the most popular posts on this site – my One Pan Cheesy Sausage Pasta. I decided it was high time to reinvent that recipe when I picked up some Chicken Apple Sausage the last time I shopped.

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta

My kids have always loved sausage of any kind. Not sure what it is about the stuff, but I kind of love it too. Call it a guilty pleasure. Although, this is chicken apple sausage, so it’s not quite as guilty.

Like all of my one pot meals, this one is incredibly easy to whip up when you’re in a hurry, since it takes just about 30 minutes from start to finish.

sausage cooking


Start by browning the sausage and the onions, then add a bit of garlic. Stir in some apple juice with a little white wine vinegar to help de-glaze the pan.



Finally the pasta is added, along with diced tomatoes, chicken broth, heavy cream, dried sage and of course a little salt and pepper. It all comes to a boil then slow cooks the past at a nice simmer.

cheese pasta


Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, the glorious cheddar (or Jack, or a mix of both) is sprinkled on top. I love fresh herbs so I usually sprinkle some on top no matter what I’m making, and I always have parsley on hand. It works perfectly here.

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta

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A pan of Chicken Sausage and Macaroni

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta

Sweet chicken and apple sausage paired with tender pasta and a creamy cheese sauce, all cooked in one pan for a quick and easy meal with just one pan to wash!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 675kcal


  • 12 ounces Chicken Apple Sausage
  • 1 small onion diced (about ½ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups small dry pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheese cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley for garnish


  • In a 5 quart skillet or pot, heat about a tablespoon of olive over medium-high. Add sausage and onions and cook until onions are soft and sausage is browned. Add garlic and cook for about a minute.
  • Pour apple juice and white wine vinegar into the pan. Stir, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta and seasonings. Bring to a boil and cover, reduce heat to low. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring once, until pasta is tender.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover and let cheese melt.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 675kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 38gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 1710mgPotassium: 498mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1336IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 355mgIron: 3mg
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I did this recipe but I added 1/2 a diced green pepper. I think it was a great amount of color with the tomato! I used the recipe amount of cheddar and a bit of pepper jack, but I wonder if it could be even better with white cheddar. Regardless, it was awesome. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Made this once and have been craving it ever since!!! I was so tired of just 1 pan meals with this sausage, thank you for sharing!!! 😋

    1. It’s per serving. However you could probably get 6 servings out of this recipe if you add a veggie on the side.

  3. I made this a few weeks ago while compiling recipes for a round up on Julie’s Eats and Treats and now I’m making it again. This is SOOOOOOO good!!!!!