My Simple One-Pan Sausage Pasta combines Kiolbassa Smoked Meats Beef Smoked Sausage, fire-roasted tomatoes, rotini pasta, cheese, and spinach all in a tangy cream sauce your family will love! And it’s so easy! You don’t even have to cook the pasta first.
And if the fact that it’s so easy wasn’t reason enough to love it, you will because this dish just has tons of flavor. From the smoky flavor of the slow-crafted, small batch sausage to the tangy fire-kissed tomatoes to the rich sauce with just a touch of cream… and then there’s the cheese! Whew! Y’all just HAVE to try this!
And while I call for the Kiolbassa Beef Smoked Sausage, the Polish Smoked Sausage would work just as well. Just use the product locator on their website to see where you can find it close to you. Y’all enjoy!
Simple One-Pan Sausage Skillet
- 1 (20-ounce) package Kiolbassa Beef Smoked Sausage, sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 (16-ounce) box rotini pasta (uncooked)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- 1 to 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender - about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Stir in the chicken broth, undrained tomatoes, and the pasta. Cover, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender - 10 to 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch into the cream and pour the mixture into the skillet. Stir well and allow to thicken. Add salt to taste.
- Stir in the spinach (use as much or as little as you'd like) and allow it to wilt. Sprinkle with the cheese and cover to allow it to melt. Serve immediately.
This post is sponsored by my friends at Kiolbassa Smoked Meats, but all thoughts and opinions are my own – just as always.
I adjusted this to work in my instant pot and it came out great.
Glad to hear it!
I made this in my 8qt Instant Pot last night. Just set to saute and put some olive oil in before throwing in the sausage and onions and garlic. Turned it off and put the tomatoes, broth, and noodles in. Set to manual for 4 minutes and quick release. Added cream and spinach and salt and pepper and it was done. It was very good!!
Awesome, Brittany! I’m so glad it turned out great for you! Thanks for sharing your Instant Pot method!
Thank you for sharing! We are home-bound during COVID-19 and wanted a hearty recipe to cook here and we just happened to have all the ingredients! Bravo!!!
So glad y’all enjoyed it! Take care!
All I can say it’s WOW!! Going to try this this weekend. I can’t wait!
Hope you’ll enjoy it!!
Just want to tell you that this recipe is absolutely incredible! When I first saw it, I was thinking, “NO SEASONINGS!?” LOL It doesn’t need it, other than some salt and pepper. I used a turkey smoked kielbasa, as I don’t eat beef, and I left out the spinach ONLY because my husband doesn’t like it.
We both loved this and have enjoyed it for leftovers too! Thanks!
I’m so happy that you and your husband enjoyed it, Doris!
Can you say Tuesday night dinner this week? Adding this to my “OMG what am i going to make for dinner” race thru the grocery store.
Ha! I know that race well! Hope y’all enjoy this one!
Have you tried the Jalapeno version of this Kiolbassa sausage? It’s wonderful! I haven’t tried the Polish yet, but the beef is great as well! The skillet dish looks great, will have to try it 🙂
I haven’t tried it, but I’m looking forward to it now! Thanks for the heads-up!
OMG this looks yummy!! I’m printing this as I type…. will be trying soon. Thanks so much for all your recipes!
Sure hope you’ll enjoy it!!
I love the looks and sound of this sausage and pasta dish and I am going to save it to make this weekend but I was wondering, if I want to precook my pasta how much of the liquid would I need to add to recipe then. Thank you for such good recipes.
Hey Ginger! So, this recipe was specifically developed to be a one-pan meal. Cooking the pasta separately will change up the majority of the recipe. However, if you decide you want to try that, I’d add about 1 cup of broth, plus the cornstarch and heavy cream and then adjust it from there by either cooking down or adding more broth to get it to the right consistency.
Thanks Stacey, I have just never had much luck getting my pasta done when I try cooking it that way but i’m going to give it another try. This is just too good to pass up and I love anything that is just one pot. Less cleanup is fine by me.
Good luck! Let me know how it turns out!