Spicy Sausage Pasta Skillet


This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Not only is it crazy easy, it takes no time to whip up and is all done in 1 skillet! When I first considering trying this recipe I wasn’t too excited about it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s so much tastier than it looks and the name implies.

I’ve made it twice in two weeks (and usually I don’t repeat recipes nearly as often). I actually used smoked venison (thanks Gramps for all the venison!), and it was perfect. But any type of sausage will do just fine.

Spicy Sausage Pasta Skillet

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12oz smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 8oz pasta (I used rotini)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • plenty of freshly grated parmesan cheese, for topping


  1. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onions and saute about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute another few minutes. Add garlic and cook for one more minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Turn the heat up to high and add chicken broth, tomatoes, half & half, and peppers. Bring to a boil then add pasta and stir to combine. Place a lid on top, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Add spinach then stir to combine and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

Makes about 6 servings.

Recipe adapted from Iowa Girl Eats




Filed under Main dishes

2 responses to “Spicy Sausage Pasta Skillet

  1. Pingback: Stove Top Chicken Lasagna | Leeann's Yellow Kitchen

  2. Yummy!! not tried this before, sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing.



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