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!
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
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.
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.
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.**
Other Pasta Recipes
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Pasta
- Creamy Tomato Pasta
- Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce
- Fettuccine with Mushroom Alfredo
One-Pot Sausage Pasta
- 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
- 4 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. Slightly cover pan and let it cook for 12 minutes before stirring and then cover again and allow to cook for an additional 12-15 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.
- Once pasta is cooked, remove the lid and if desired, add in some spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.