One Pot Pasta with Chicken Sausage - A hearty weeknight pasta meal that is not only ready in under 30 minutes, but is prepared in one pot for easy clean up! Omit the sausage for a meatless version.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been seeing a ton of One Pot Pasta recipes on Pinterest lately, right? I finally clicked on one (One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta by Apron Strings) the other day and heck, it sure did sound easy!
Turns out, One Pot Pastas ARE incredibly easy. So easy in fact that my 3 year was able to do most of the work!
All of the recipes I've been seeing floating around do not contain meat. Which is fine. For other people. No, seriously, sometimes we eat meat free, but it's not often. You can totally make my version into a meat free version by omitting the chicken sausage. No big deal.
So, did I mention, not only is this a One Pot Meal, meaning you only have to dirty up one pan but that it is also a 30 minute meal? How awesome is that? If you're anything like me, your kids have headed back to school and started their activities, which means time is scarce! Don't sweat it, I got you covered!
How To Make This One Pot Pasta
- Chop the chicken sausage and brown it in a large pot.
- Add all other ingredients except the spinach.
- After 10 minutes, give it a stir, plop in the spinach, cover it and cook just a few minutes until spinach is wilter.
- Eat it and smile!
Have you experimented with a One Pot Pasta recipe?
- 1 T olive oil
- 12 oz chicken sausage precooked, sliced (I used garlic variety, but flavor is your preference)
- 1 sweet onion sliced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 14.5 oz diced tomato preferably one with Italian seasoning
- 4 ½ C vegetable stock or broth
- 12 oz pasta dry
- 6 oz spinach fresh
- Optional: parmesan cheese grated
Heat 1 T olive oil in large pot over medium/high heat. Add cut chicken sausage and brown, about 5 minutes.
Add onion, garlic, diced tomato (with liquid), pasta and stock to pot with sausage. Cover.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10-12 minutes.
After pasta is cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed, stir in spinach and return cover. Cook another 3-5 minutes, just until spinach is wilted.
Stir well to combine.
Serve with grated parmesan cheese if desired.
Recipe adapted from One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pastaby Apron Strings