One Pan Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta recipe has smoked sausage and pasta in a spicy, creamy sauce that's all cooked in one pan for a quick weeknight meal.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: sausage pasta
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
1poundSmoked Turkey Sausagesliced
1cupdiced onionabout 1 medium onion
1tablespoonminced garlicabout 2-3 fresh cloves
110-ouncecan diced tomatoes (with or without chiles)(like rotel)
1/2cupmilk or heavy cream
8ouncesdry pastalike rotini, penne or farfalle
salt and pepperto taste
1cupshredded Cheddar-Jack cheese
1/3cupsliced scallionsfor garnish
Add olive oil to a 5 quart saute pan over medium high heat. Add onions and sausage and cook until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
Add chicken broth, tomatoes (undrained), milk, pasta, and seasonings. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Turn off the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover for about five minutes to allow cheese to melt. Top with sliced scallions and serve. (You could also broil for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese).
If there is still a lot of thin liquid, you can spoon some of that out before adding the cheese. You do need some liquid to create the sauce.