We love pasta in our house. It is usually an inexpensive, quick, and easy meal to make that everyone enjoys.
This spicy pasta and sausage is a dish that I came up with recently when I wanted to make something that was a little different than the normal pasta I usually make.
We all loved this. The rotel tomatoes help give it some spice, while the cream and cheese give it a nice texture. And I really loved the fact that it was a one pot meal. You will be seeing this on the menu plan again soon.
Spicy Pasta and Sausage
Pasta with tomatoes, sausage, and a little bit of spicy flavor.
- 1 lb sausage
- 1 onion, chopped finely
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cans (14 ounce) chicken broth
- 1 (10 ounce) can rotel tomatoes, or tomatoes with green chilies
- ½ cup cream
- 1 lb penne pasta ( Use gluten free for gluten free version )
- 2 cups shredded, colby jack cheese ( you could use just about any cheese for this)
- In a large pan cook sausage and onion until the sausage is browned and the onion is tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Stir in broth, tomatoes, cream, and pasta. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cover pan. Simmer covered for about 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
- Stir in cheese until melted, and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1142mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
This looks delicious!!! I’ll certainly be trying this one!
Look good! I an vegetarian so I would substitute the sausage with veggie sausage like Morning Star. I host a weekly blog hop recipe link up over at my blog and would love it if you would link your recipes! It runs every Sunday to Tuesday night. https://golden-reflections.blogspot.com/2011/03/recipe-of-week-blog-hop-avocado-salad.html
I just made the pasta dinner last night and it was so good! This recipe will be on our family list!
@Diane, Thanks for letting me know that your family enjoyed it. I am so glad that they did.
Would this be toospicy with ‘hot’ sausage? What about Italian sausage?
It looks very tasty.
I haven’t used Rotel in a long while, but even with mild sausage this had a fair amount of kick. I loved it! I may need to have some sour cream on hand for my husband to mix in next time, though 🙂
This made me think of Hamburger Helper, but sans all the sketchy ingredients that no one can pronounce – super easy and very yummy! I’m sure it would be great with ground beef too, just to mix things up.
I am glad that you enjoyed it! Have you tried the mild rotel? I sometimes by that because not all my kids like spicy things. The mild still has some kick, but not as much as the regular rotel.
Ooh… I’ll do that next time! I don’t actually remember why this can of Rotel was in my pantry, but it definitely said “original” on it, so that’s probably what it was.
Made this last night with kielbasa type sausage and it was a big hit. Everyone loved it!
I am glad you enjoyed it!