This sausage pasta is super easy to make because everything cooks together in one pan! Our one-pot pasta recipe makes an easy, family favorite weeknight dinner. Plus, one-pot cooking means there are fewer dishes to wash!
Do you like one pot meals? We’ve got several that we love. One is chicken alfredo based and another has kale. I love them because they are so versatile…and this new sausage pasta was a HIT with the family!
What’s special about one-pot pasta?
We’re not sure who the genius is behind the creation of one-pot pasta recipes. All we know for sure is that he/she deserves a standing ovation for their efforts to save us time in the kitchen! The fact is, we live in a world where instant gratification is the norm. It seems that many people want what they want, and they want it as quickly as possible, thank you very much.
As a result, we tend to look for recipes that will save us time. Either during the cooking time, in the clean-up afterward or both. Some of the best ways to do that are with sheet pan dinners and one-pot meals!
Every pasta takes just a little different time to cook, so be sure to read the back of the package. If you like al dente, allow the pasta to cook on the lower side of the minutes given.
For this larger style of tube pasta, we cook it about 12 minutes.
Can you freeze sausage pasta?
Yes, you can freeze this one-pot pasta! Sausage pasta is very freezer-friendly. As a matter of fact, it makes fantastic meal prep lunches, too.
You will just need a few of the freezable meal prep containers; either glass or microwave safe BPA-free plastic.
**Freezer Tip: After you make the sausage pasta, let it cool completely before you transfer it to freezable containers.Cooling food completely reduces the chance of condensation forming on the underside of the lid. If it’s left there, that moisture can drip onto the food, eventually causing freezer burn.**
In a large and deep pot over medium-high heat, warm oil.
Add in ground sausage and when it begins to brown, add in onions, garlic, and Italian seasonings. Continue cutting the sausage while cooking until it browns. Drain off any fat.
Add in diced tomatoes, pasta, chicken broth, and salt and pepper.
Stir and allow to come to a gentle boil. Cover the pan and let it cook for 12 minutes before stirring and then cover again and allow to cook until pasta is al dente if it is not yet done.
Once pasta is cooked, remove the lid and add in spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
For a heartier meal, add in another pound of sausage. You can also add in spinach during the second stir while pasta is cooking..The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 6, with 1 serving being ⅙ of the pasta. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**