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One-Pan Cheesy Sausage Skillet

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) package smoked sausage (I used kielbasa), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (12-ounce) box Barilla® Pronto™ Penne pasta
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar Barilla® Traditional sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once heated, add the sliced sausage and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to brown the sausage. Once browned, add the chicken broth, uncooked pasta, pasta sauce, and water. Mix well and ensure the pasta is covered by the liquid. Reduce the heat to medium and cook uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the pasta is tender. Add salt if necessary and top with the cheese to the top and allow it to melt. Serve immediately.