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One-skillet spicy sausage pasta

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

One-skillet wonder!

The best part about a one-skillet dish is that there is limited cleanup! Spicy sausage and pasta are combined to make a perfectly cheesy pasta bake!

One-skillet wonder!

Not looking to clean up a bunch of dishes after dinner? Don't worry, we have a perfect one-skillet dish your whole family will love! Spicy chicken sausage is mixed with fire-roasted tomatoes and pasta to create a delicious and flavorful family favorite.

One-skillet spicy sausage pasta recipe

Yields one 10-inch skillet


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 12 ounces precooked jalapeño chicken sausage (sliced into bite-size pieces)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese


  1. Add oil to a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Let the oil get hot over medium heat and add in sliced sausage. Cook over medium heat until brown and crispy on the outside.
  2. Once the sausage is crispy, add in the onion and garlic. Cook till the onions are soft. At this point you may need to add a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Once onions are soft, add tomatoes (with juice), beef broth and half-and-half. Stir together and add in pasta.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a gentle simmer till the pasta is done, about 15 minutes.
  5. Once pasta is cooked, put your oven broiler on high, cover pasta with cheese and melt under the broiler in the oven, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!

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