Sausage Pasta Skillet is a quick and easy one pot meal the whole family will love. Creamy, cheesy, sausage pasta dinner.
The week of Christmas is here! I am sure you are running around like crazy trying to get everything done. I know I am. My son is now off from school until January 6th. So not only do I have him to entertain, I have to get ready for Christmas, get work done, and everything else I forgot about for the last month.
Hopefully you have a couple extra days off this week, and can get everything done before the big days arrives. And because I know everyone is busy, I have a super quick and easy pasta dinner to get you through the week. Seriously, 20 minutes and you are done!
I am all about super quick skillet meals. Enchilada Pasta Skillet, Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet, Mexican Rice Skillet, and I have two more that I still need to share with you! Everything is cooked in one pan (including the pasta), and it is ready in about 20 minutes.
You really can’t beat that, especially this time of year. My son is always excited when I tell him we are having a pasta skillet for dinner. He loves to scoop up all the sauce, and get his plate perfectly clean!
Sausage Pasta Skillet uses just a few ingredients, most of which you can keep on hand at all times. I used kielbasa for the sausage. Kielbasa lasts for a really long time in the fridge if you don’t open it. So stock up when it is on sale, and you will always be ready to make this.
You can mix up the flavor and use just about any kind of sausage you have on hand or your family likes for this. Creamy, cheesy, tomato-y, with a slight kick can never be wrong!
Want more? Check out all of the other One Pan Dinner Recipes here and here are some more you might like:
Mexican Rice Skillet
Spicy Sausage and Spanish Rice Skillet
One Pot Creamy Tuscan Pasta by Belly Full
One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage by Wine and Glue
Some of my favorite kitchen items used to make this recipe
Pots and Pans – A good set of pots and pans is a must! You want the food to cook evenly, and the pans to last for years and years! I have had these Calphalon Comtempory pans for many years, and I will love them.
Knives: A good set of kitchen knives is essential for preparing any meal. We splurged on these Global knives about 14 years ago, and to this day they are still my favorite. These are hands down my favorite knives I have owned.
Cutting Board: For me this is a kitchen must-have and kitchen counter saver. While we have counter tops you can cut on, I find that this extra step will preserve my counter. I personally love the Epicurean cutting boards, because they clean up so easily, and you never have to worry about food getting stuck in the groves.
Liquid Measuring Cup – whether you are measuring oil for muffins, or milk for a sauce a good, sturdy measuring cup is a must.
- 1 Tbls olive oil
- 1 pound Kielbasa
- 1 cup onion , finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 3 cups short cut pasta
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes
- 2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 1/2 cup colby/jack cheese
- In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions and sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, until onions are soft, and sausage is starting to brown. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Stir in pasta, tomatoes, milk, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook for 8-10 minutes until pasta is tender.
- Stir in cheese.
- Let stand for 5 minutes for sauce to thicken before serving.