One Pot Cheesy Sausage and Peppers Pasta
This Cheesy Sausage and Peppers Pasta is made in one pot and is one of our dinner time favorites. It’s full of juicy sausage, veggies, and pasta, all drenched in a creamy sauce and topped with melty cheese!
Hey y’all and happy August! Can you believe it’s back-to-school time again? This summer has felt like a combination of “zipping by so fast” intermixed with days of “moving at a snail’s pace” for me.
Anyone else got a crew of rowdy kids that you’re ready to send back to the schoolhouse?
And because of that, my hat goes off to all of the amazing teachers out there who are headed back to the classroom to wrangle those said rowdy kiddos. Y’all are amazing, and I’ve been in your shoes! I hope your school year is a great one and you know how much you’re appreciated!
I am looking forward to school starting back, as I like routine and we haven’t had a whole lot of that this summer. Which isn’t exactly a bad thing because we’ve had a lot of fun little adventures and have made some good memories together.
And though I will miss the kids it will be nice to have a regular schedule again, and more time to work and cook up recipes for y’all!
And because of the busy-ness that comes with the back-to-school season, easy dinner recipes are a necessity! I’m a huge fan of one pot recipes because I hate dishes, and this cheesy sausage and peppers pasta is perfect for minimizing your time spent cleaning up afterwards.
My kids LOVE this recipe, and that’s saying a lot! They love sausage, and peppers are one of their favorite veggies, so they scarf this down. The cheesy sauce makes this creamy and delicious, and I bet it will be a favorite with your family, too!
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One Pot Cheesy Sausage and Peppers Pasta
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced, (I use chicken or turkey sausage)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 medium bell peppers, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 can Rotel, I use mild
- 8 ounces dry pasta, I used farfalle
- 1 1/2 cups shredded monterrey jack cheese
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, for topping
- 2 green onions, for topping
- Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, then add the sausage to the pan. Cook until sausage is browned, then add the chopped onions, peppers, and garlic. Cook for 5 more minutes until vegetables are softened and garlic is fragrant.
- Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, Rotel, and dry pasta to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and stir everything well. Turn the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid. Cook undisturbed for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
- Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese. Top with the remaining cheese, then place the lid back on the pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish with cilantro and chopped green onions if desired. Enjoy!
what type of bell peppers do you use?
I usually use red or yellow sweet bell peppers.
This recipe is delicious and an easy one pot meal. Doesn’t get much better than that. I added some cream cheese as did another commenter. I didn’t have heavy cream so used what I had which was 1/2 and 1/2. I also had 1/2 an onion that needed to be used with the addition of 1/2 of a shallot.
I will make this again. Thank you B of the K.
I added mushrooms and a diced habanero pepper. Also sub’d 1 cup of stock with white wine. Very good!
This is such a flavorful recipe! I used Italian sausage for a kick and mild rotel because we love spicy food! I also added a full 16 ounces of pasta just to absorb more of the sauce. This is a regular in our rotation!
The flavors and colors in this dish look sound enticing. Will have to make it.
Oh so pretty! I love this! Healthy pasta option! I’m gonna make this soon! Thanks for sharing!
This is a great one pot wonder recipe for a quick weeknight dinner! Great share!
I’m pinning this recipe for next week! It looks so easy and delicious!
Make using chicken sausage, flavorful enjoyed by both children and adults. My go to for a week night & even unexpected company quick dinner!
I made this for the family and loved it! What a great recipe for a busy night. I love that it was made in one pot and had so much flavor.
This recipe hits all the right notes. One pan, full of flavor, and delicious cheesy comfort food.
My husband is going to love this recipe! Looking forward to making it for him soon
I love one pot meals so much! This one has all our favorites too with the sausage and pasta.
This recipe is so good, my family loved it & I will definitely be making again. Thank you.
I have made this a few times before and found a great combo for me. No onions, not a fan, and used chipotle Rotel as well as Andouille sausage. This gave it a great kick for me but could be a tiny spicy for the younger ones. I also let the pasta cook uncovered for a few minutes but i like thicker sauce. Overall a great recipe and super easy to make and really tasty!
Made this last night…. it was fantastic! I had green peppers to use up so it was a win-win! I subbed half-and-half for the heavy cream and just drained a little from the rotel before adding as I knew it would be more liquidy. Worked perfect! I did sneak a few stirs in as the pasta cooked. Used penne pasta cuz that’s what we like. Thanks for the recipe!