One Pot Sausage Pasta

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One Pot Sausage Pasta with onion, garlic, red pepper, kale, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. This easy one skillet dinner is a weeknight favorite! 

One Pot Sausage Pasta Recipe

This post is in partnership with DeLallo

Do you plan out your meals for the week or are you a 5:00 I better figure out something to make for dinner kind of person? I am a planner, with everything in life, and I always plan out our weekly meals on the weekend. Caleb has been helping me ever since he started doing his meal charts and he is so good about remembering to plan out our meals on Saturday.

I am not perfect though. There are some weeks when I get super busy and don’t stick to the plan or I forget and have to scramble when the clock strikes 5:00 p.m. When that happens, I know I can always turn to this easy One Pot Sausage Pasta. It is one of my boys favorite meals and it comes together in no time.

One Pot Sausage Pasta Recipe

One pot meals and one skillet meals are lifesavers. Add everything to one pot and voila dinner magically cooks itself. Ok, maybe not that easy, but close!

One Pot Sausage Pasta Recipe

DeLallo pasta is also a lifesaver because we always have it in our pantry and everyone loves pasta nights! With this recipe, you don’t have to boil the pasta first, it cooks right in the pot with all of the other ingredients.

The boys especially love this one because it has sausage and lots of cheese. There is also kale and red peppers, but I don’t tell them about the veggies. Sometimes it is ok to keep secrets from your kids:) I love serving garlic bread on the side, more carbs are always a good idea:)

One Pot Sausage Pasta Recipe

This easy one pot pasta recipe only takes 30 minutes to make so if you forgot to plan out your meal plan for the week, no problem! You can have this on the dinner table in no time! And if you are planning out your meals for the week, make sure you add this One Pot Sausage Pasta to the rotation. It is guaranteed to be a family favorite!

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One Pot Sausage Pasta Recipe

One Pot Sausage Pasta

You can have this easy one pot sausage pasta on the dinner table in 30 minutes. It is a family favorite!
4.58 from 33 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons DeLallo olive oil divided
  • 1 pound  sausage links cut into 1/2-inch thick slices (chicken or smoked sausage)
  • ½ medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds removed and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 8 ounces DeLallo uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil for garnish


  1. Heat a large skillet or pot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the sausage slices, onion, red pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the onion and peppers are tender and the sausage is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato paste and stir. Add in the chopped kale, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, and fennel seed.
  3. Add in penne pasta and broth. Stir until combined. Cover with a lid and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until pasta is al dente. Remove lid, stir and add in the fresh mozzarella cheese. Stir and cook until cheese is melted. Top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Serve warm.
  4. Note-we like to use our 10-inch cast iron skillet. If you don't have a lid for your pot or skillet, you can place a large baking sheet over the skillet/pot to cover. You can also use DeLallo's whole wheat or gluten free pasta in this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Sausage Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 1071mg45%
Potassium 632mg18%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 3385IU68%
Vitamin C 61.5mg75%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    Full of color and flavor! Easy to make and requested over and over. I have always used spinach instead of kale and cook the pasta separately. Some day I will make it as the recipe instructs and may love it even more!

  2. 4 stars
    My 5-year-old boys loved it! I will definitely be adding this into the dinner rotation.

    I used ground sausage instead of sausage slices and added a bite more Kale. Was delicious!

  3. Absolutely delicious!  Going on our rotation.  Thanks for all the great recipes!  I’m always recommending friends to your site.  So appreciate all you do!

  4. 5 stars
    Great dish! We like a little heart in our pasta, so the only thing I added was a pinch of crushed red peppers. Otherwise I followed to a tee. Wonderful!

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  6. 5 stars
    I’ve made this twice and it’s amazing! My husband is a picky eater and he loved this. Great recipe and super easy to make. Highly recommend this  to everyone! 

  7. Just made this for Sunday dinner, my husband loved it. He asked me if it was hard to make, so that tells me he would like it again. Very tasty and a keeper.

  8. Do you cook the sausage before or use raw sausage? This is on my plan for this week cant beat a one pot meal!!

  9. 4 stars
    Tasty though needed a bit more oomph of spice for us. We followed the recipe in general, used mild Italian sausage that we’d BBQ’d, canned fire roasted tomatoes, and fresh basil and oregano from the garden. The addition of kale was a nice touch. Next time will try spicy Italian sausage. 

  10. Hello
    I made this tonight and there was way too much sauce.  I’m wondering if the recipe is correct ?  Should it call for 1 lb of pasta vs 8 oz?  
    It was a tasty dish using spicy sausage.

  11. 5 stars
    I just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My husband loves it. Made a couple of changes since it was what I had on hand – spinach for the kale and added fresh mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe – so quick and easy. I’ll definitly make it again!

  12. 4 stars
    This sounds wonderful!!!  The ingredients are going on my shopping list right now and will make it soon. I am going to to try to sneak the kale in but the vegetable detective will probably spot it and I will get a comment about it.

  13. I can’t find anywhere that states how many it feeds. When I find a recipe that sounds interesting, I pare it down because I’m no longer cooking for 5+

  14. I don’t have tomato paste but have diced tomatoes and canned tomato sauce. Is there a way to substitute for the paste? Trying to prevent a run to the store.

    1. The tomato paste adds a rich tomato flavor and thickens it a little, I haven’t tried it without it but if you don’t want to go to the store, you could try leaving it out!

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