Friday, September 25, 2015

Spicy Sausage Pasta

Spicy Sausage Pasta: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This dish is definitely a keeper for many reason. First of all it delicious, the sausage definitely helps with that. It also happens to be perfectly spicy. Not too spicy, but just enough to know it is there while still having lots of flavor. And lastly it is cooked all in one pan. Who doesn't love one pan dishes, because that means less dishes to wash.

Spicy Sausage Pasta


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14 ounces smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add in the sausage and onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  2. Add in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly, or until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, heavy cream, pasta and black pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Place the lid on skillet and bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Once mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until pasta is cooked, about 15 minutes.
  6. If mixture is too runny after simmering, in a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the pasta mixture and cook stirring constantly until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Add in the shredded cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Top with green onions.

Serves: 4
Calories: 689
Total Fat: 36.8g
   Saturated: 15.9g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.8g
   Monounsaturated: 5.7g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 132.4mg
Sodium: 1,750.5mg
Potassium: 132.4mg
Total Carbs: 64.2g
   Dietary Fiber: 4.1g
   Sugars: 15.8g
Protein: 29.9g
Vitamin A: 35.4%
Vitamin C: 23.4%
Calcium: 31.1%
Iron: 21.9%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Made From Pinterest.
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