Skillet recipes make dinner a breeze and this easy Skillet Pasta and Sausage recipe does not disappoint. Lots of sausage, pasta and veggies make this dish a tasty one pot meal.
Easy skillet pasta and sausage recipe
My kids love sausage. They seriously love sausage, so we try to eat it a few times a month. I love cooking with it because it is just so fast and easy.
I can have dinner ready in about 15 minutes so it makes it the perfect meal for busy weeknights. It is one of our go to meals to fix on those crazy evenings when your kids have practice or you are just too tired to cook.
My family loves this meal and it really is so easy and delicious. Plus it is a one pot meal.
That means you only have one dish to clean. These are my favorite kinds of dinners.
When I can have dinner ready quickly and have hardly no clean up, I am a happy Mom. Sounds like a win all around.
Make sure you have a good skillet to make this sausage and pasta recipe.
We used a stainless steel large skillet for this recipe and it worked great!
You can also use a cast iron skillet and it’s perfect for this recipe. I have the Lodge cast iron skillet but you can see all the different brands here.
Cast iron is amazing! You can make so many different recipes and they are great for skillet recipes.
Don’t be hesitant to use cast iron because it really is simple to use and maintain. It cooks the food so evenly and recipes turn out great.
Ingredients for sausage pasta skillet recipe:
- andouille sausage, cut into pieces
- penne pasta
- red bell pepper
- crushed tomatoes
- Italian seasoning
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- Parmesan cheese
How to make skillet pasta and sausage recipe:
In a large skillet, add the sausage and the red pepper. Brown over medium heat until the sausage is browned and the peppers start to get soft.
Add in the pasta, milk, tomatoes, seasonings, and then add enough water to just slightly cover the pasta (about 2 cups).
Simmer over medium heat (with the lid on) until the pasta is soft (about 10 minutes). Remove the lid.
Mix in the cheese and stir to melt. Serve immediately. Keep reading for the full recipe.
This quick dinner is on the table in less than 15 minutes.
So in about 15 minutes dinner is done. Next ext time you are in a hurry, skip the drive through and try this super simple dinner idea.
Eat at home with the kids. They will be happy and you will love it too. Everyone gets to enjoy a great meal and save money too.
You will make precious memories gathered around the dinner table talking about everyone’s day. Plus, you will save money too.
I was able feed my family for less than $10 with this easy skillet dinner.
Not only are you skipping the drive through with this easy Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner, but you making a very budget friendly dinner.
It is a win-win. Dinner is done in around 15 minutes and you can make it all for less than $10.
I like to use what I can purchase on sale at the grocery store or already have in the freezer. Just use what you have. The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is.
It is easy to modify for what you have on hand and this really helps your budget. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries. It is a huge help to our budget.
I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!
Shrimp or chicken would also be great in this recipe. Turkey sausage is another great idea. I think it would be amazing with the veggies and tomato sauce.
You can add extra diced tomatoes to stretch the meat. This is yummy! Red peppers are perfect for more heat.
Everyone will enjoy this amazing recipe. Plus, it is so easy and a great weeknight meal.
Print this delicious sausage pasta skillet recipe:
Easy Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner
- 1 lb Andouille Sausage Cut into 1 in. pieces
- 16 oz penne pasta
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 can can of crushed tomatoes 14.5 oz.
- 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet, add the sausage and the red pepper. Brown over medium heat until the sausage is browned and the peppers start to get soft.
- Add in the pasta, milk, tomatoes, seasonings, and then add enough water to just slightly cover the pasta (about 2 cups).
- Simmer over medium heat (with the lid on) until the pasta is soft (about 10 minutes). Remove the lid.
- Mix in the cheese and stir to melt.
- Serve immediately.
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Ingredients include a can of tomatoes and make no mention of milk.
The instructions say to add milk and make no mention of tomatoes.
Can you clarify this?
Yes, it’s 1 cup of milk and the milk and crushed tomatoes are added with the pasta to the skillet. I have clarified this in the recipe as well. Thank you!
Made this for the fam and for a neighbor who recently just had a love one who passed away. And gotta say this was so easy to make and so good. This recipe is definitely going into the cookbook. Oh did I mention easy clean up, since it was one pan. And it really did cost less than $10.
So glad that you enjoyed it and LOVE that you shared with your neighbor too!
You said you cook in cast iron skillet but it shows a stainless steel frying pan. Can you clarify this?
Sorry about that, we did use a stainless steel pan for this recipe and it worked great but a cast iron skill would work perfectly too – I have updated the post – Thank you!
Tasty, quick and easy to make, even for the kitchen challenged like me. I used turkey sausage instead of andouille.
Such a great, easy meal. Thanks for sharing!