Creamy Sausage Pasta (dinner made in one pan!)

Big on taste and convenience, this EASY Creamy Sausage Pasta dinner makes EVERYONE happy at the dinner table.  Using just one pan, it’s super fast, perfect for weeknights, using items from the pantry!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1191kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 1 lb Smoked Sausage Rope sliced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 tsp minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 8 oz bow tie pasta
  • 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 Tbs green onions sliced


  • Begin by heating the olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven. 
  • Add the sliced Eckrich Original Skinless Smoked Sausage Rope and the diced onion. Cook until the onion begins to soften - 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the pasta, tomatoes, stock and cream.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over a low heat for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle the top with cheese. Replace lid and allow to sit 5 minutes, so the cheese melts. 
  • Garnish with green onions.
  • Devour.



  • Can I use milk or half n half in place of cream?
    Yes! you may need to add a little cream cheese to thicken the sauce, but it's totally doable.
  • How do I know if my pasta is cooked?
    Take a piece out of the pan. Al dente pasta will feel firm, not crunchy when you bite down with your front teeth. 
  • Can I use any kind of sausage? 
    Yes! Any fully cooked sausage will work well.
  • Can I double this?
    Yes, you can, and yes, you totally should. If you have a bigger family than me, or you just love leftovers - double/triple/quadruple away!


Calories: 1191kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 4051mg | Potassium: 3286mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 2575IU | Vitamin C: 137.5mg | Calcium: 806mg | Iron: 16.5mg
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