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One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

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One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta may be the easiest, most amazing pasta you will ever make, and is ready in under 30 minutes!
One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

This One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta is so easy to make, and being able to make it in just one pot makes clean up a breeze as well!

The combination of Garlic, onions, sausage, and tomatoes are paired with penne pasta, that is drowning in a creamy sauce then topped with gooey cheese, YUM! 

To begin, gather all of your ingredients so everything is handy. Go ahead and do the prep work as well. Leave the sausage in links, you can chop it after it cooks a bit. Slice your onion, chop the basil, dice the garlic, and you’re ready to go. I used a large stock pot on medium high heat to brown the sausage.

Johnsonville Italian SausageI used Johnsonville Hot Sausage (as seen above), but any of the varieties or other brands would work just as well.

One Pot Cheeseburger Pasta {Gluten Free}

I also used Barilla Gluten Free Pasta, just like in my One Pot Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe. They seriously don’t notice any difference in this and regular pasta, though regular pasta would work fine too. Barilla is not a sponsor, though I’d LOVE for them to be – HELLO, BARILLA! – but I do use this brand almost exclusively, because it’s the brand my wholesale club carries, and with three teenage Varsity athlete boys, I need to buy and cook this in BULK.

One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

Start by browning Italian Sausage in the stockpot over medium high heat. Let it cook, turn it, cook some more, turn it, etc. until it’s cooked mostly through. Remove it, and slice it thinly on a cutting board. You can slice it first, whatever works for you. Next, add onion slices, diced tomatoes, diced garlic, and chopped basil. Add salt and pepper to taste, and let it cook a few minutes. Pour in 4 1/2 cups chicken broth and penne pasta. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat to med-low (still slow simmer) and let it cook until the pasta is cooked and the liquid has reduced. Mine took 11 minutes.

Serve immediately, sprinkle grated Parmesan Cheese on top, if desired.

One Pot Italian Sausage Penne Pasta

How to store leftover One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta:

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Eat leftovers within 2-3 days.

Can you freeze One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta?

Yes! One Pot Italian Sausage is freezer friendly. Just store in an airtight container, clearly label with name and date. This should last 2-3 months.

Yield: 6

One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Penne Pasta
  • 1 pkg Italian Sausage
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, loosely chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

Brown Italian Sausage in the stockpot over medium high heat.

Let it cook, turn it, cook some more, turn it, etc. until it’s cooked mostly through.

Remove it, and slice it thinly on a cutting board. You can slice it first, whatever works for you.

Next, add onion slices, diced tomatoes, diced garlic, and chopped basil.

Add salt and pepper to taste, and let it cook a few minutes.

Pour in 4 1/2 cups chicken broth and penne pasta.

Bring it to a boil, reduce heat to med-low (still slow simmer) and let it cook until the pasta is cooked and the liquid has reduced. Mine took 11 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1174mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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TIPS FOR ONE POT ITALIAN SAUSAGE PASTA RECIPE:

  • Don’t drain the liquid in the cans of diced tomatoes when you add them in. 
  • Feel free to adjust quantity of seasonings, to your taste preference.
  • If  pasta is too dry, add more water or chicken broth.
  • If pasta is too wet, let it cook uncovered until liquid is reduced or add a touch of cornstarch.
  • Feel free to substitute cheese for another type, though we feel mozzarella or parmesan work the best.
  • To add some heat, add some red pepper flakes.
  • Use a nonstick pot to prevent sticking and burning and be sure to stir occasionally while pasta is cooking.

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Donald

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

Amaxong Recipe!!! I made this with ground Italian sausage and turned out amazing! Thank you so much.

Jeff

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

Wow thank you for sharing this Pasta recipe!

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