Creamy Sausage Pasta Recipe (video)

creamy sausage pasta

Looking for a simple recipe that packs a lot of flavor? My creamy sausage pasta skillet is super easy to make and incredibly delicious!  I make this sausage pasta with loads of smoky sausage, mushrooms, zucchini and peppers. All those delicious goodies are then coated with an incredible, cheese-y red tomato sauce! You’ll love the aroma of this dish cooking away on your stove-top, working up your appetite! Plus, it comes together in one pot, so less dishes to wash for you!

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All the Best Pasta Fillings!

You’ll love how easy and versatile this recipe truly is! This sausage pasta recipe will work well with many types of protein. I used Polish kielbasa in my video recipe but feel free to use any variety of sausage or even chicken. I love to add tons of veggies like zucchini, mushrooms and red bell peppers; the more, the better! Try adding other vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, sweet peas, or even eggplant. It’s a great way to clean out your fridge!

Sauté the sausage and vegetables until they are browned and softened for maximum flavor!

How to Make Creamy Sausage Pasta

I love how quick and easy this pasta recipe is! Here’s how to make it!

  1. Preheat a large skillet or pan over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the sliced sausage and diced onion; sauté for 5 to 7 minutes until sausage is browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Into the same pan, add the zucchini, pepper and mushrooms. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables are tender and begin to release their juices. At this time, add the following: tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes (I used canned tomatoes in oil), wine, broth and all the seasonings.
  3. Return the sausage and onion back into the pan. Simmer the mixture over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes. The liquids should be reduced in half. Watch my video recipe to see how I do.
  4. Add the cream and cheddar cheese, followed by cooked spaghetti or other type of pasta. Use kitchen tongs to coat the pasta with the sauce. Cook over low heat for another 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve hot.

Creamy Sausage spaghetti with veggies

Creamy Red Pasta Sauce

This sausage pasta skillet wouldn’t be complete with the amazing creamy sauce! It’s made with red wine, tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, cream and cheese! If you don’t want to add wine to your pasta, simply replace it with more broth. Add all the sauce ingredients to the sauteed sausage and vegetables, then let the sauce simmer away! I like to simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened. While the sauce is cooking, it’s a great time to prepare the pasta! Add the pasta to the pan, toss everything together and enjoy!

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Creamy Sausage Pasta with veggies

Creamy Sausage Pasta Recipe (video)

20 mins prep + 40 mins cook
6 servings
Quick and easy, one-pan creamy sausage pasta with zucchini, mushrooms and a delicious creamy tomato pasta sauce!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound sausage, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large zucchini, cubed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 10 white mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: dried basil, dried thyme, garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to package
  • parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat a large skillet or pan over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the sliced sausage and diced onion; saute for 5 to 7 minutes until sausage is browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Into the same pan, add the zucchini, pepper and mushrooms. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables are tender and begin to release their juices. At this time, add the following: tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes (I used canned tomatoes in oil), wine, broth and all the seasonings. Return the sausage and onion back into the pan. Simmer the mixture over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes. The liquids should be reduced in half. Watch my video recipe to see how I do.
  • Add the cream and cheddar cheese, followed by cooked spaghetti or other type of pasta. Use kitchen tongs to coat the pasta with the sauce. Cook over low heat for another 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 729kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1459mg | Potassium: 1007mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1921IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 3mg