Monday, August 5, 2013

Spicy Sausage Pasta {30 Minute Meal!}

As soon as I saw this spicy sausage pasta on Kevin & Amanda, I knew I had to try it. I'm not really even a big fan of smoked sausage {as in I never even bought it}, but her pictures were so fabulous that I put it on our menu right away.

The first time I made it, we both raved about how good it was after {almost} every single bite! There is just so much flavor in this meal. It's creamy, cheesy, a little spicy, and oh so yummy! And another win, it takes less than 30 minutes and only uses one pan! I love that I don't have to boil the pasta separately! So, even if you're not a fan of smoked sausage, give this one a try. It really is one of our very favorites!! :)

Spicy Sausage Pasta
Makes 4 servings
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1 T. olive oil
1 (13 oz.) package turkey smoked sausage
1.5 cups diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-3/4 cups chicken broth
1/2 (10 oz.) can mild Ro-Tel tomatoes {If you want more heat, use the whole can!}
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz penne pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded {I've used Cheddar Jack and Mexican Blend, too!}
1/3 cup green onions, sliced

  1. Add olive oil to a large, oven-safe skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Add sausage and onions and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with scallions. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Barely adapted from Kevin & Amanda

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  1. Oh my goodness, we have so much in common!! You have to check out my blog Gloriously Made @ I used to have your same background from the Cutest Blog and recently posted about this same recipe, Spicy Sausage Pasta!! Isn't it good? Love it!! Your blog is just precious and I'd love to become blog buddies. I'm also a Christ follower and love having christian friends in the blogging world. :) I'm following you through bloglovin and pinterest.
    I hope that you have a great day!

  2. Hi Deanna! I'm so glad you found me! :) I checked out your blog and I love it (I'm following you now, too!)! Your recipes look SO yummy and I love the DIY projects I saw. I noticed you had shells from Orange Beach (love that frame idea). Do you live in AL? We are hoping to go to Orange Beach sometime in September. :) And yes, that Spicy Sausage Pasta is a meal I make often and always look forward to! I'm pretty new to the blogging world so you'll have to forgive me for my ignorance-is "blog buddies" an official blogging term, like a button swap or something? Regardless of what it means, I'd love to have you as a Christian blog buddy!! :)
    Thanks again for your comment!

  3. This recipe looks delicious! I could almost write exactly the same comment as Deanna from Gloriously Made! The three of us have so much in common.....maybe we should all link up!!! Thanks for linking up with us at Tasty Tuesdays this week! Ruth x

  4. Hi Ruth! I'd love to do a link up and I love finding other bloggers that I have things in common with! :) I'm new to blogging and I'm just loving the community of it! Thanks so much for visiting! :)