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.
Ingredients Needed for Italian Sausage and Pasta
1 Package Italian Sausage
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.
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.
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One Pan Italian Sausage and Pasta
- 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
- 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.
One of my family’s favorite recipes. One-pot cooking is the best in my book, easy to clean and all the flavors get well absorbed in the pasta. Thank you for sharing.
One pan cooking is also my favorite way to cook. Less mess is always a plus for me. Thanks for stopping by!
This looks and sounds delicious and I know my family would absolutely love it! I’ll have to try this one out for sure!
Thanks for the comment. This really is a delicious dish. Let me know if you try it.
OMG this pasta dish looks so good! Cheese and sausage are so good together!
Thanks, Cindy! This is an awesome dish and so easy to make. You are right–cheese and sausage are good together.
This sounds like a great flavorful dish that comes together in a snap! I can’t wait to try it!
Thanks, Jess! I hope you enjoy the Italian Sausage and Pasta dish.
You can’t beat one dish meals! This looks so comforting and would be a delicious dinner
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
We love pasta at my house so I know this recipe will be a winner! And I love anything that can be made in one pot!
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!
You are welcome! Enjoy!
This sounds like something my family would really enjoy. great post
This was such an easy recipe and my son loved it, so it’s a winner in my house 😁!
So glad to hear your family enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for the comment.
Loving this Italian sausage and pasta dish! It is the perfect weeknight meal!
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.
Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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.
This is the perfect dinner!
i never say no to a one pan meal especially on mondays!
A favorite family supper. It’s simple and delicious and oh so cheesy! Yum!
This looks like such an easy dinner solution. I love that it is made in one pan. Thanks for sharing.
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!
This recipe was easy and delicious! I loved that I had all of the ingredients to make it on hand. Definitely a keeper. My teens loved it!
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!
This One Pan Italian Sausage and Pasta is now our family favourite too. So easy and satisfying
Always looking for a quick weeknight dinner and this sausage and pasta recipe looks great! Cant wait to try it!
So rich and comforting! Can’t wait to make again!
My family and I really enjoyed this for dinner. So simple and comforting. Thanks!
Wow this was so flavorful and easy to make. Great recipe.