One Pot Creamy Sausage and Pasta with Vegetables

25 Oct
One Pot Creamy Sausage and Pasta with Vegetables

One Pot Creamy Sausage and Pasta with Vegetables

I’ve been eyeing a bunch of “one pot” meals lately, which are very much needed in this small temporary kitchen. And what is also great about them is that they are very versatile! You can use pretty much any vegetables you have in your fridge (such as the yellow pepper that needed to be used STAT) and any kind of pasta sitting in your pantry.

And fortunately for me this time, I didn’t have to make a run to our freezer that is stored and plugged in at the garage of our new house, as on my last “house run” I grabbed two bags of frozen chicken broth instead of just one! Even if you don’t have chicken broth on hand, you could always just use water instead.

Last, my FAVORITE thing about this meal, is that you can get it prepped and on the table in about a half hour! Which was also a lifesaver this weekend with a busy schedule running my daughter all over town and helping to decorate for her dance team’s annual Spook House.

And the flavor? DEE-LICOUS! Don’t skimp on the spicy seasoning, it is not that spicy at all but adds just enough heat to round out the creamy, cheesy flavors. I can see this one in my rotation for sure, and I hope you will too!

One Pot Creamy Sausage and Pasta with Vegetables

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound smoked turkey sausage (1/2 horseshoe link), sliced
1 cup onion, roughly chopped
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
2 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes, homemade if you have some!
1/2 cup heavy cream (half and half or milk will work too)
8 ounces dry pasta (any pasta will work, I used Penne)
1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning (or sub with 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes)
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 green onions, chopped, for garnish

Browning the Meat and Veggies

Browning the Sausage and Veggies

Add olive oil to a large pot or Dutch oven pan over medium heat. Add the onions, mushrooms, bell pepper, and sausage. Cook until lightly browned and mushrooms have released their liquid, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and seasonings and cook until fragrant, about a minute more.

Stir in the chicken broth, tomatoes with liquid, cream and pasta. Bring the mixture up to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Pasta Ready to Simmer in the Creamy Sauce

Pasta Ready to Simmer in the Creamy Sauce

Turn off the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover for about five minutes to allow cheese to melt. Top with chopped green onions and serve.

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23 Responses to “One Pot Creamy Sausage and Pasta with Vegetables”

  1. Cathy October 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    I can sum this up in one word. YUM!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Michael's Woodcraft October 26, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    delicious, now that is my king of meal!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Gerlinde October 26, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    I love dishes like this, easy, filling, and so delicious. Thank you Kathryn 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tinywhitecottage October 26, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I am all for one pot meals too. There is something about the simplicity in the presentation that I love. This is a good one!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. TasteFood October 26, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Finally it’s feeling like fall here in California so I can make some one-pot meals!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. teagan geneviene October 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Oh, i’m all about anything that saves on clean-up. This looks great too. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger October 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

      Many thanks Teagan! And best of luck with NaNoWriMo! I have an author friend that participates too every year. I know it can’t be easy!

      Liked by 1 person

      • teagan geneviene October 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

        Yeah… working full time and WriMo — Huge challenge. That’s why i’m rerunning the first serial story. Most readers weren’t around for it though, so maybe “it’s all good” as they said back in Georgia. Hugs!

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  7. Conor Bofin October 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    My kind of cooking. Great for midweek. It looks so colourful.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ChgoJohn October 28, 2014 at 3:44 am #

    Does this ever look good! I’d inhale it, no doubt about it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Karen October 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    I think this sounds great…you’ve been creating some terrific dishes in your temporary kitchen. Good job!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Adam J. Holland November 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    This sort of meal is right up my alley. Beautiful photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. D. Wallace Peach December 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    That looks delicious. I’m a sucker for anything with melted cheese sprinkled on top!

    Liked by 1 person

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