One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta

Mike tried this recipe on March 10, 2019

Sausage and pasta in a creamy tomato sauce with just a touch of heat.

Adapted from Smells Like Home

One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Sausage and pasta in a creamy tomato sauce with just a touch of heat.

Adapted from Smells Like Home



  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and onion and sauté until softened, about 8 minutes. 

  2. Stir in the garlic, fennel, red pepper flakes, and a large pinch each of salt and pepper. Crumble sausage into the skillet and cook with the pepper and onion until browned.

  3. Deglaze the skillet by adding the wine and scraping the cooked bits off the bottom.

  4. Add the marinara sauce, pasta, and 3 cups of the water and mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer 15 to 17 minutes or until pasta is cooked through, adding the remaining cup of water in small amounts every 5 minutes or so, and stirring to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the skillet.

  5. Stir in cream, Parmesan cheese, and most of the basil (reserve some to use as a garnish when serving). Allow cream to heat through for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 679kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 983mg41%
Potassium 309mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 68g23%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 25g50%

Calcium 13 mg
Iron 19 mg
Vitamin D 39 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: sausage, pasta, tomato sauce
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