One Pot Sausage Penne

Need another easy, one pot recipe that is also comforting pasta? Then this one is for you! This is one of my favorite easy and delicious pasta dishes! Full recipe is below but check out the quick overview reel here!

Here is what you need (feel free to substitute or eliminate as your tummy wishes or what your pantry has LOL):

  • Chopped onions & peppers
  • Oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 16 oz. dice tomatoes
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1lb. penne pasta
  • 16 oz. heavy cream
  • Grated or Shredded cheese
  • Salt & Pepper, seasonings

Start by chopping your onions and peppers and mincing your garlic. In a pot or wide pan heat about 2 tbsp of oil on medium heat. Then add your onions and peppers and cook for about 2 minutes. Add in the ground sausage and garlic and continue to cook until almost all the pork is brown. This is when I usually season with some salt, pepper, red pepper flakes or Italian season. Season it how you like. You can use any sausage you like but I prefer to use half sweet Italian and half hot sausage. Stir and break up any big chunks of sausage (unless you prefer them to be chunky).

Next add in your diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and heavy cream. I like to use the fire roasted dice tomatoes (that I find at Walmart). This time I decided to use a crushed tomatoes in puree instead of sauce because I wanted more chunks of tomatoes. You can use whatever cans are in your pantry! When you add your tomato cans and heavy cream stir until everything is well combined. Taste your sauce and see if you need to add any more salt, pepper or seasonings.

Bring the pot to a boil and add the pasta. Reduce the heat to a medium-low and continue to simmer, stirring continuously so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Once your pasta is tender to your liking, stir in your cheese. As always I don’t measure LOL. I had some shredded parmesan as well as grated parmesan. I mixed it all together until it was to my cheesy liking. Let it sit and simmer another few minutes. Taste your pasta and make sure it is cooked entire. Lastly serve and enjoy!

This dish is quick and easy as well as delicious. It is not a saucy pasta dish. If you like more sauce, then fill your tomato cans with water and add to the pot to make it saucier and help cook pasta faster. It also rinses out the cans!

Do you have any favorite one pot pasta dishes I should try next? Comment below so we can give it a go!

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