One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta – an irresistible and super simple one-pot pasta dish filled with spicy sausage and a silky tomato cream sauce.
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I promise I’m not going to talk about snow this week. Except, I’ll say that I’m happy now since OMW (Old Man Winter) certainly delivered us a bunch of the white stuff the other day.
Instead, let’s chat about this pasta, ok?
This one pot creamy sausage pasta recipe. Because it’s nothing short of outstanding!!
It’s one of those one pot meals where you start out wondering how the heck the pasta could every possibly cook in a pool of majorly diluted marinara sauce and then you end up licking the bowl clean. Not even kidding!
Yep, it’s that good.
I’ve been making and tweaking this dish over the past year – more times than I can count – and it’s FINALLY ready for you to dive into. Because really, that’s exactly what we do when it’s finished cooking!
And let’s just say that I’ve taken this pasta down a few different paths in my many iterations this past year and I can say with certainty that it’s fairly versatile. It reminds me a bit of this pasta with sausage, peppers, and onions, except I made it with a super creamy sauce.
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Ground sausage and fresh chicken sausage work equally well in this versatile one-pot sausage pasta dish.
I usually use a jar of Trader Joe’s marinara sauce – of course, any marinara will do – but I have also used crushed tomatoes mixed with an Italian herb blend when I’m out of the jarred stuff. The onions, peppers, and garlic help to make a really nice and quick homemade tomato sauce if you need some sauce in a pinch.
Half-and-half or Greek yogurt can easily replace the heavy cream. You can use about 4 ounces of softened cream cheese as a heavy cream replacement too!
I’ve replaced the wine with some chicken broth as well without too much consequence to the dish. And I’ve used red wine in place of white wine when that’s all that was left in the house.
Adding some fresh greens like spinach, kale, or chard not only adds a whole lot of color, but they boost the nutritional factor as well!
And if you’re wondering about how a diluted marinara sauce could possibly ever work to cook pasta and still be good, there’s no need to worry. I got a major side-eye from Kyle about this too as I made it the first time.
But it so so works!
The sauce-water mixture boils down in a large, wide, skillet to this silky sauce that nestles into the pasta hollows and perfectly coats the nooks and crannies of whatever short pasta shape you choose to use. You’ll see regular penne in these photos but I’ve also made this recipe with rotini, mini rigatoni, and cellentani and we love all of these shapes equally!
The cream and Parmesan cheese add quite a bit of richness to the dish and a good sprinkle of hot pepper flakes brings it all together.
In my world, you can never go wrong with a one pot meal and this one pot creamy sausage pasta just completely rocks our dinner world. Odds are, it’ll rock yours too!
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Feel free to adapt the ingredients as needed! Some suggestions: Smells Like Home original recipe This post may contain affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Feel free to adapt the ingredients as needed! Some suggestions:
Smells Like Home original recipe