One Pan Pasta with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

I have a slightly different version of this recipe that I posted a couple years ago. It has salsa instead of tomato sauce, looking back on that Levi and I are just like “what were we thinking?” It just sounds pretty weird. I really wanted to make another one pot meal that would help us cut down on our nightly kitchen cleaning routine.

This recipe is really simple to make and can be ready in about 20 minutes! It’s perfect for families on the go, or if you’re just not feeling super motivated to cook a big dinner. I just started a new running habit with the puppy this week. It’s been quite a few months since I did any type of consistent exercise, so I was pretty pooped after the first couple runs. But I still wanted a delicious dinner!

So this is what I came up with. It was really good for my lunch for the next couple days as well 🙂

Serves 4


  • 4 Italian Style Chicken Sausage, sliced ( I used Johnsonville)
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Cup Green Peppers, diced (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil, or cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary
  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • 8 oz Cellantini Pasta
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella
  • Fresh or dried parsley to taste

In a large saucepan heat the oil and rosemary over medium heat. Add the sausage, onion, garlic and green peppers. Sauté until the onions are soft and just starting to brown. The sausage should also be slightly browned. This should take 3-5 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce and basil and sauté for one minute, tossing to coat all the ingredients. Add the chicken broth and cream, bring to a boil. Add pasta and reduce heat to medium.

Cover and simmer for 11-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Once the pasta is cooked, remove from heat and top with the cheese, cover and the cheese will melt as the sauce finishes setting. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve it up and enjoy!!!


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