Cheesy Sausage Pasta

This Cheesy Sausage Pasta is the perfect weeknight family dinner. This easy pasta recipe with smoked sausage and pasta cooks in one skillet and its ready to serve in 30 minutes!

cheesy sausage pasta

Prep and Cook this Sausage Pasta in 3o minutes or less.

With hockey season in full swing, our weekends and afternoons have been jam-packed. By the time work, school, and activities are done with, I’m ready to sit down and relax, not spend an hour prepping the family dinner.  I’ve become a big fan of the one pot pasta meals. They tend to be quick & easy, perfect for busy school nights, and since they’re made in one skillet there’s little mess to clean up.

This Cheesy Sausage Pasta is made with ingredients that you may already have at home including pasta, smoked sausage, onion and ro-tel.  including the smoked sausage and pasta gets cooked in the save oven safe skillet, so there is no need to dirty any additional dishes. It’s broiled for the last few minutes to melt the cheese.

cheesy sausage pasta

Cheesy Sausage Pasta

What You’ll Need to make this Smoked Sausage and Pasta Recipe:

  • 1 pkg smoked sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4 in slices.
    • Hillshire Farms or Johnsonville are available in smoked sausage links
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup Hood Half & Half
  • 1 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 can Ro-Tel
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  • Heat oil in large oven safe pan. Add onion & smoked sausage and cook until brown, about 5 minutes
  • Add garlic, and cook for additional 30 seconds.
  • Add vegetable stock, Ro-Tel, Half & Half, uncooked pasta, and salt & pepper (optional)
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Turn on broiler.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Sprinkle with additional half cup of cheese and place under broiler for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and browning.

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Cheesy Sausage Pasta
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg smoked sausage diagonally cut into 1/4 in slices
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup Hood Half & Half
  • 1 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 can Ro-Tel
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large oven safe pan. Add onion & smoked sausage and cook until brown, about 5 minutes
  2. Add garlic, and cook for additional 30 seconds.
  3. Add vegetable stock, Ro-Tel, Half & Half, uncooked pasta, and salt & pepper (optional)
  4. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Turn on broiler.
  5. Mix in 1/2 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese
  6. Sprinkle with additional half cup of cheese and place under broiler for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and browning.

 

Sausage and pasta recipes are an easy family meal for busy weeknights. It’s easy to substitute or add in more ingredients to your families preference. Choose rigatoni noodles, penne, or whatever pasta you have in the cabinet.  To make this a spicy sausage pasta, chose hot Ro-tel instead of orginial or mild Ro-Tel.

cheesy sausage pasta

Comments

  1. Heather S says:

    This looks like a meal my kiddos would love 🙂

  2. shelly peterson says:

    This recipe looks really good. love that it’s a one pot recipe!

  3. Wanda Patterson says:

    Thanks for this fast and easy meal. We are always on the go. I look for fast easy to make “tasty” meals.

  4. Rosie says:

    I haven’t made too many recipes with cream or half and half, I tasted a few dishes like this at a whole foods demo, and they were sooooo good, the cream makes it much better. I must try this.

  5. Regina Wright says:

    Oh how I love one pot dinnners! I had to save this.

  6. Tamra Phelps says:

    I always love a good pasta dish. This also looks pretty easy to put together, so I would definitely try it.

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