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This spicy sausage pasta cooks in one pot and it's ready in no time! It's got so much flavor and a little kick at the end of every bite!

Spicy Sausage Pasta |

Spicy Sausage Pasta |

Annnnnd just like that, we’re already on the last day of September. Crazy, isn’t it? There’s less than 3 months til Christmas. CHRISTMAS. I didn’t expect to be thinking about Christmas gifts so soon but I guess we all need to jump on it soon before the malls get way crowded. Honestly, I hope I can do all my shopping on Amazon this year. I refuse to go to the mall during the holiday rush. People and crowds just annoy me. Yet another reason why I love StitchFix ;)

My parents celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary this past weekend! It’s funny because 9/28 was also the wedding date Jason and I were looking at to get married when we got engaged. Good thing we didn’t wait that long. We’ve been married 5 months now! Probably still sounds new to a lot of you but it sure is going by fast!

Oh my gosh, so I discovered these two stations on Sirius XM, 90s on 9 and Pop2K. It’s basically an entire station dedicated to hit songs in the 90s and hit songs in the 2000s. Some of the songs that they play are crazy throwbacks and have me belting out in the car…until another car pulls up next to and gives me a weird look. No shame! These songs really bring me back – isn’t it amazing how music can bring back a flood of memories and make you so nostalgic? Jason and I are sitting in the car, when listening to these stations, and we’re like, “are we seriously listening to this stuff? Is this like the oldies station for us now?” Haha, yup, we’re getting old :) just yesterday, I offered to bring a “spare baby gate” to my friend’s house in two weeks when we have a get together. I know 5 years ago I wasn’t offering any baby gates; it was more like “what boxed wine should I pick up?” LOL oh how times have changed..

Here are 3 songs that I grew up listening to on the hits stations and every time they come up on the 90s/Pop2K stations, I freak out.

Blessid Union of Souls – Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me),
LIT – My Own Worst Enemy,
Hootie and the Blowfish – Only Wanna Be With You

What are some of your favorite songs from when you were growing up? When you hear them on the radio, do you freak out like I do? :)

Spicy Sausage Pasta |

Spicy Sausage Pasta |

So you guys know I’m always looking for quick and easy weeknight meals. When I saw this on Kevin and Amanda‘s blog, I knew I had to make. It had all the ingredients I love and it comes together in ONE pot. That’s such a lifesaver. Minimal dishwashing is my jam.

You have to give this spicy sausage pasta a try. The flavors have a dance party in your mouth. I love the cheesy spicy component of this pasta and I also love the smoked sausage. It gives the dish a flavor boost. It’s a comfort dish that you’ll be serving week after week!

Spicy Sausage Pasta

This spicy sausage pasta cooks in one pot and it's ready in no time! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 10 ounce can of tomatoes and green chilies
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounce wagon wheel pasta, (that's what my store called the shape; you can use anything,penne, rotini, etc)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish

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  • In an oven safe pot (such as a Le Creuset dutch oven) or skillet, add olive oil and heat to medium high heat. Add the sausage and onions and cook until brown and soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth, can of tomatoes and green chilies, heavy cream, pasta, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low heat, cover and let simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 12-15 minutes, depending on what type of pasta you're using.
  • Remove pot/skillet from heat and add 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir to combine then top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Broil in the oven until the top of the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 845 kcal | Carbohydrates: 63 g | Protein: 27 g | Fat: 52 g | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 4 g

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Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta recipe, one pot pasta
Recipe Rating

carolyn ralle

Thursday 8th of September 2016

I prepared this recipe tonight. Easy and tasty, what more could you want? Thank you


Thursday 1st of October 2015

This was FANTASTIC! Made it for the first time tonight...OMG! I used more like a cup of cream with some cornstarch as it was looking a bit watery and also par-boiled the noodles, I didn't want the noodles to be too mushy. Also used Colby-Monteray Jack AND - a MUST - Rotel with chilies...DO NOT DRAIN!! I'm in heaven and hope there will be left for the's that good!

Amy G.

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

This was very good! I was pleasantly surprised by the spiciness and that there was enough sauce to make it work. Yummo! Easy to prepare, tasty to eat, easy to clean up. Do you have more of these one-pot wonders?

(I'll go searching.)


Wednesday 24th of September 2014

Were you able to find any, Amy? A lot of my pasta dishes are one-pot. Here is one: and here's the whole pasta category: - I'm glad you enjoyed the spicy sausage pasta!


Saturday 6th of September 2014

I tried this receipe for my kids today - it was absolutely yum !


Sunday 13th of April 2014

Tried this recipie tonight and it was so so. My husband loved it but I felt it was a little bland. I added some cayenne pepper which gave it some kick and substituted wagon wheel pasta for mini bow tie noodles instead.