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One Pot Sausage and Pasta Skillet


posted: 06/21/17

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Sausage Pasta Skillet is a one pot, 30 minute dinner that your family will love! Perfect for weeknights when your time is limited!

An overhead photo of the Sausage Pasta Skillet that is topped with parmesan cheese

I’m so happy to be partnering with Gold’n Plump to bring you this amazingly fast and, amazingly delicious one pot meal! Gold’n Plump Chicken Sausages are perfection in this dish or fresh off the grill on their own!

So . . . . I did something kind of dumb.

I made this plan for my kids’ summer activities. (I feel like all the moms out there are like, you can stop right now, we get it.)

In a skillet, the Sausage Pasta Skillet shows the different rainbow colors from the sausage, pasta, spinach, red peppers, and tomatoes.

I thought I was being sooooooo smart.

I got them in all the activities that they wanted to be in: swimming, Taekwondo, baseball, gymnastics . . . and I managed to get them into classes at times that worked so, you know, I didn’t have to be in two places at once. And I even managed to do it in the late afternoons so it didn’t interfere with Piper’s naps (that THANK GOD she is still taking) and we could still do fun unplanned things in the morning. I thought it was so perfectly planned. Like it all just fit together so magically.


There’s no time to make dinner!! Like all of the activities have us getting home at the same time we would normally be sitting down for dinner. Which to some I think isn’t that big of a deal, you just eat a little later, right? But if you could just take a second and go back and read the approximate 8.2 billion posts I have written about my children and their HANGER issues that would be great.

A photo of Goldin Plump Spinach + Asiago Sausage.

We are like one week into summer break, and we have already have some legit hanger meltdowns. And fair enough, 80% of them were mine, but still. We are in some pretty desperate need of some FAST dinners around here. So I have a couple in the works for the blog (and by for the blog I mean for my family but you get to see them too). And the first one is this Easy One Pot Sausage and Pasta Skillet!

It starts with these Spinach + Asiago Artisan Chicken Sausages from Gold’n Plump. Gold’n Plump’s new chicken sausages are fully cooked, made with premium boneless skinless chicken thigh meat from chickens raised with No Antibiotics – Ever.

The product line features real ingredients in them like bacon, cheeses, peppers, spinach, and spices with no added nitrites or nitrates. Gold’n plump fully cooked chicken sausages come in five amazing flavors, and to top it all off they have 14 to 15 grams of protein per sausage!

So they are basically perfect to throw in a one pot meal. I used the Spinach + Asiago Chicken Sausage in this one, but you could easily tweak just a few ingredients and use any of the other great flavors for this dish as well. Be sure to check them all out here. They would also be perfect just on the grill with some grilled veggies on the side!

A closeup photo of the Sausage Pasta Skillet showing the diced tomatoes, diced red peppers, sautéed spinach, sliced sausage, and pasta topped with parmesan cheese

Easy and Perfect Sausage Pasta Skillet

This Sausage Pasta Skillet came together absolutely perfectly. It was fast, just about 30 minutes, and it was so full of flavor. Gavin devoured this dish, telling me that he would definitely want it again to which I said, “I can see that, I had to stop you from eating the whole pan.” If there is a veggie in this dish that doesn’t work for you, just leave it out or swap it for a different veggie. This dish is pretty flexible, another thing that makes it a winner.

Sides for this Sausage Pasta Skillet

Round out this meal by serving this easy side salad  and this easy beet salad. And if you are throwing these sausages on the grill, add in these easy grilled parmesan potatoes and this grilled pineapple with cinnamon honey drizzle.

For more great recipes ideas using Gold’n Plump Chicken Sausages, be sure to follow Gold’n Plump on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

On a large dinner plate, the Sausage Pasta Skillet is topped with shredded parmesan cheese.
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One Pot Sausage Pasta

Serves: 5 servings
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
This amazing one pot sausage pasta is the perfect fast dinner recipe. Delicious sausage combines in a creamy sauce with pasta and veggies. Your family will love this dinner win.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces chicken sausage sliced into 1/2 inch rounds (340 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (28.25 grams)
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine (118.3 ml)
  • 3 cups chicken broth (709.8 ml or 680.25 grams)
  • 1/2 pound rigatoni pasta uncooked (226.8 grams)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (59.1 ml)
  • 3 cups spinach packed (90 grams)
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • fresh parsley to garnish
  • Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced sausages and cook until browned on both sides, about four to five minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 12 ounces chicken sausage
  • Add butter to the pan you cooked the sausage in. Add the red pepper, onion, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until the onion is translucent, about five to seven minutes.
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 red pepper, 1 small yellow onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, dash black pepper
  • Whisk in the flour until the veggies are fully coated and there is no white streaks left. Slow stir in the wine, a few tablespoons at a time and scraping up the browned bits as you go, adding more once what you have added has been absorbed. Go slowly, but no need to spend more than a minute on this.
    2 tablespoons all purpose flour, 1/2 cup white wine
  • Add the chicken stock and noodles and cover. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 14 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and spinach, allowing the spinach to wilt. Taste the sauce and add more salt and pepper if needed. I typically add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and another dash of black pepper here. Return the sausage to the pan.
    3 cups chicken broth, 1/2 pound rigatoni pasta, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 3 cups spinach
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add tomatoes. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley
    1 roma tomato, fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese
Serving: 1.8cups Calories: 472kcal (24%) Carbohydrates: 46g (15%) Protein: 19g (38%) Fat: 22g (34%) Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 76mg (25%) Sodium: 1476mg (64%) Potassium: 376mg (11%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 6g (7%) Vitamin A: 3095IU (62%) Vitamin C: 40mg (48%) Calcium: 55mg (6%) Iron: 2mg (11%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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  1. Lorraine Parente says

    Where does the 1/4 cup heavy cream fit into this recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Gah! Thank you for pointing that out!

  2. Katherine says

    Love one-pot meals! Makes things so easy. Pinned!

  3. Rachel says

    YUM~I LOVE one-pot dishes…and hear you…pretty much every day I get home too late to make dinner. But. I can do a one-pot dish at least once week ;) Adding this one to the rotation!

    • Lisa Longley says

      The fact that moms (especially moms who are amazing social workers) who work out of the house can feed their families at all is a small miracle in my eyes.

  4. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says

    One pot dishes are the BEST!

    • Lisa Longley says

      For real!

  5. Lindsey Johnson | Cafe Johnsonia says

    Chicken sausage ftw!!! One pot pastas are my fam’s favorite dinner. Can’t wait to give those sausages a try!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love them Lindsey!

  6. Naomi says

    Story of my life! The kids are son busy with sports dinner is almost an afterthought! So I love fast and easy meals like this to make dinner possible!

  7. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says

    Sausage, pasta and one pot? Sign me up for dinner ALL week long!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Taylor!

  8. Marie Czarnecki says

    I like one pot meals, and this one looks delicious..

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Marie!

  9. Julianne says

    HA! 80% of them are yours! I must admit that since Dell has been making dinner it takes a huge burden off me. He loves to try new recipes and we love these types of pasta dishes. Can’t wait to try them!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lolol! They are! I hope you guys love this one!

  10. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says

    This looks like the perfect easy one pot meal!

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