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Spicy Sausage Skillet

My family just tried this recipe (from the food blog Plain Chicken) yesterday and it is delicious.  Even better, it’s easy to make and requires only one pot.  I would definitely recommend this for a weeknight dinner.  We did ours with mild sausage and plain Rotel (because of the toddlers) but I bet this is even better with smoked/spicy sausage and/or spicy Rotel.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4″ slices
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz campanelle pasta (or penne)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch oven safe skillet until hot. Add sausage and cook until lightly
  2. browned.
  3. Add onion flakes, garlic powder, broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and stir in half of the cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with scallions.
  6. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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3 thoughts on “Spicy Sausage Skillet

  1. Looks delicious! I love how easy it is, and using one pot is awesome!

    Posted by Jill | December 10, 2012, 11:53 AM


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