Italian Sausage and Pasta

One Pan Italian Sausage and Pasta is fast, easy, and delicious. This is perfect for those weeknight meals when dinner needs to be on the table fast.

This dish has become a family favorite for my family and is on the dinner rotation often. With the hustle and bustle of each day, there are just some nights when I don’t have a lot of time to cook dinner.
This Italian Sausage and Pasta recipe is cooked in one pan, making this dinner easy to prepare and easy to clean up.

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Ingredients Needed for Italian Sausage and Pasta

 oil
1 Package Italian Sausage
 onion diced
 minced garlic
 pasta sauce
Rotel tomatoes
diced tomatoes
 milk
 Pasta Noodles
shredded cheese

How to Make One Pan Italian Sausage and Pasta

Add oil to a large skillet and heat to medium.

Cook the sausage, onion, and garlic for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Add: 1 jar/can of your favorite pasta sauce,
1 can Rotel tomatoes with juice,
1 can diced tomatoes with juice,
3/4 cup milk,
Pasta –I use Penne Pasta. Use your favorite.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Uncover, remove from heat and
top with 1 cup shredded cheese.

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Tips for Making the Best One Pan Italian Sausage & Pasta

If your pasta is too thick, add more milk. I have done this before at the end of the cooking time. I uncovered and added another 1/4 cup, gave it a good stir, let it simmer another minute or two, then topped with cheese.

Feel free to use bulk sausage. Scramble the sausage, onion, and garlic then drain excess grease. Continue with the recipe as listed.

Pasta. Feel free to use your favorite pasta noodles. Penne Pasta is a favorite for my family. I like the way it cooks in this recipe. The pasta will take a few minutes longer to cook in this one-pan dish than if you were just boiling it. Keep it occasionally stirred, so it doesn’t stick.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove top or in the microwave.

For other dinner ideas, try these, and you will have dinner on the table fast and a pleased family.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Manicotti

Chili Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Creamy Baked Pork Chops

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Italian Sausage & Pasta

One Pan Italian Sausage and Pasta

Gina Abernathy
One Pan Italian Sausage and Pasta is fast, easy, and delicious. This is perfect for those weeknight meals when dinner needs to be on the table fast.
5 from 26 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 package Italian Sausage 5-6 sausages cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 24 ounce pasta sauce your favorite
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro-tel tomatoes with juice
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 12 ounces pasta noodles your favorite-I used Penne Pasta
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet add oil and turn to medium heat.
  • Cook the sausage, onion, and garlic for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add: 1 jar/can of your favorite pasta sauce, 1 can Rotel tomatoes with juice, 1 can diced tomatoes with juice, 3/4 cup milk, Pasta --I use Penne Pasta. Use your favorite.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Uncover, remove from heat and top with 1 cup shredded cheese.

Notes

If your pasta is too thick, add more milk. I have done this before at the end of the cooking time. I uncovered and added another 1/4 cup, gave it a good stir, let it simmer another minute or two, then topped with cheese.
Keyword one pan italian sausage & pasta

32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks like delicious comfort food. My kids will be very happy with this dish as they love sausages and pasta! Thanks for the inspiration

  2. 5 stars
    Pasta is a staple at my house. I make pasta at least once a week 😂. I especially love recipes that you can make in under 30 minutes because I’m so busy all the time. I’m so excited about this one-pot pasta; it looks so good. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I have a similar recipe with spaghetti, but my kids prefer penne…so I’m so glad to have this version! It turned out great, thank you.

  4. 5 stars
    I used Field Roast’s Italian sausage and daiya cheese to turn this recipe vegan and it turned out to be an absolute hit!! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  5. 5 stars
    You had me at “easy cleanup”! I actually have all of these ingredients on hand right now and this sounds like a delicious dinner option tonight. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    The word that popped into my head when I saw this was sinful! It works since I live in sin city! Your One Pan Italian Sausage Pasta looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it!
    Thanks

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