This One Pan Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Pasta Recipe is a game changer for busy weeknights! With just a few simple ingredients and one pan, you can have a delicious and satisfying meal on the table in no time. Juicy and flavorful smoked sausage, sautéed onions, and minced garlic create the perfect base for this dish. Chicken broth, diced tomatoes, milk, and dry pasta are then added to the pan and simmered until tender and flavorful. The dish is finished off with a generous amount of shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a little bit of heat. Serve it up hot and garnish with chopped scallions for a touch of freshness. This easy-to-follow recipe will quickly become a family favorite!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1/2 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cups chicken broth
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup milk
8 oz dry pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chopped scallions, for garnish
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and diced onion and cook for 5 minutes until the sausage is browned and the onions are soft.
Add the minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to the pan and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
Pour in the chicken broth, canned diced tomatoes (undrained), milk, and dry pasta. Stir to combine.
Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to low, cover the pan with a lid, and simmer for 15 minutes until the pasta is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the pasta and cover the pan with the lid until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Garnish with chopped scallions and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious One Pan Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Pasta!