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Smoked Sausage and Cheese Pasta

Cheesy Pasta with Smoked Sausage

This Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta recipe is cooked in one pot making cleanup a breeze! Full of cheese, onion, garlic and tomatoes this is a great family meal and is budget friendly!

Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword One Pot Cheesy Pasta, Sausage and cheese pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 445 kcal
Author A Mom's Impression

Ingredients

  • 14 oz package Smoked Sausage
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 oz fusilli pasta dry
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • green onions chopped garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large cooking pot over medium heat. Slice sausage into 1/2 inch rounds and add to pot.
  2. Add onions and cook for 6 minutes and cook for about 3 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until onions start to be translucent.
  3. Pour chicken stock, tomatoes, milk, and dry pasta into the pot. Allow mixture to come to a boil and then lower heat to your low setting.  Cover with lid and cook for 15 minutes until pasta is cooked through.
  4. Add your cheese in small amounts and stir until incorporated into the sauce.
  5. Garnish with chopped green onions and enjoy.