One-Pot Sausage Pasta

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!

one-pot pasta with ground Italian sausage

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!

Speaking of sheet pan dinners… Have you seen the recipes for Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Sheet Pan Apple Chicken? Super tasty!

One Pot Sausage Pasta

The great news is, quick and easy One-Pot Sausage Pasta places a checkmark in all of those boxes! It’s a weeknight comfort food pasta dish that:

  • is made in one pan
  • cooks in less than 30 minutes, for instant gratification
  • is extremely kid-friendly and delicious

Italian sausage pasta dinner in a large pot

What spaghetti sauce is best?

For this recipe you can use whatever pasta sauce is your favorite. We tend to look at the labels and choose sauces that are low in sugar.

If we have enough time, we use our refined sugar free spaghetti sauce, ragu sauce or lasagna meat sauce. They are AMAZING and make simple recipes like these taste extra special.

How long does pasta take to cook?

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.

one-pot meal of sausage pasta

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.**

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One-Pot Sausage Pasta

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This sausage pasta recipe is super easy to make because everything cooks together in one pan. Our one-pot pasta recipe makes an easy, family favorite weeknight dinner. It's freezer-friendly, too.
Servings 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • ½ onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 pound ziti pasta (or any short noodle)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 16 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
  • parsley to garnish


  • 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.**


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1248mg | Potassium: 825mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Calories 604
Keyword one-pot pasta, sausage pasta

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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