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One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage


posted: 10/24/16

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This One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage is a fast easy dinner that is totally delicious!On a white plate, the One Pot Creamy Spaghetti Sausage has halved sausage slices and sautéed spinach topped with parmesan cheese.

You guys! I’m so excited about today’s post! My good buddy, Amy, from Belly Full has just released her new book, and it is almost entirely these really fast easy delicious dinners, like that bad boy up there ^^^ that I ate nearly half of myself while batting away the hands of hungry children. Kidding. Sort of.

An overhead photo of the book Good Fast Eats by Amy Flanigan.

Amy, forever now, has been the master of easy dinner recipes. It’s what she does best on her blog, and Good Fast Eats does not fall short. There are so many easy amazing dinners in there. If you guys haven’t noticed, I have been really working hard to build up the “easy dinner” ideas on ye old blog, and this book fits right in with that.

In a blue pot, the One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage is made with long spaghetti noodles, sausages, and spinach.

This recipe jumped right out at me because at my core I am a carb lover, and this one did not disappoint my pasta lovin’ heart. It is made by cooking everything in one pot (WINNING!) and you cook the pasta in chicken stock! Which I don’t know if you realized this, is a little trick to making pasta have the most delicious homey flavor ever.

In a sauce pan, the One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage is picked up by a pair of tongs.

This recipe comes together in just about 30 minutes, and at the very end, you give it a hearty splash of heavy cream to add to the most delicious flavor ever. I took out the onions because my husband demanded in his wedding vows that I pledge to never cook with onions. Ever. And I subbed in some turkey sausage, which meant that I needed to add a little extra oil to cook my garlic. But I’m going to give you the recipe exactly how Amy has written it because she is a master of delicious quick dinners.

The One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage' ingredients all together in one sauce pan.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t need quick easy dinners, but I was thinking especially, that this cookbook is such a great gift idea for college students who haven’t mastered how to cook yet. Amy uses easy to find affordable ingredients, uncomplicated cooking methods, and hello fast dinners! It’s perfect for a busy mom like myself and awesome for a busy college student just learning to cook!

On a blue plate, a fork and a spoon is twirling to grab some of the One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage.

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One Pot Creamy Spaghetti and Sausage

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  • 3 tsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage link
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 12 oz thin spaghetti broken in half (see note)
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • parmesan optional


  • In a large sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add sausages and cook, turning occasionally, until they are browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the cooked sausages to a plate and pour off all but 1 TBSP of the oil form the pan.
  • Return the pan to the heat and add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the broth and water and turn up the heat to bring it to a boil.
  • Stir in the pasta and simmer until tender, about 7 minutes.
  • While the pasta is cooking, slice the sausages in half lengthwise and then into half moon pieces. Add it back to the pan and cook for another two minutes with the h pasta.
  • Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted. Then stir in the cream and heat through for about a minute.
  • Serve immediately, topped with shredded parmesan.


This recipe calls for thin spaghetti. The package will literally be labeled thing spaghetti, and that's what you want for this. Anything different and you will have to adjust the cooking liquids.
Author: Lisa Longley

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On a white plate, the One Pot Creamy Spaghetti Sausage has halved sausage slices and sautéed spinach topped with parmesan cheese.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Amy @Belly Full says

    When I got my book samples, this was one of the recipes my family demanded I make again. Carbs, one-pot, 30-minute meals = my life blood. Thank you for such a great review! Love you, friend!

  2. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says

    Isn’t Amy’s book just the best?? I can’t get over it and I just want to make everything in it! Starting with this pasta please!!

  3. warren says

    looks real good-i will try this today, but with a few changes. i dont have everything called for in this first try, so i will have to sub some of the items. later i will get the correct items and work your recipe together, but this looks so good i have to try something close. photos look great–makes one want to cook right now!!

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