Easy 20-Minute One-Pot Sausage Pasta Recipe
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Have you ever tried cooking pasta in the same pot as the sauce and its other ingredients? Once you try it, you’ll never make pasta any other way! This mouthwatering sausage pasta is ready in 20 minutes from start to finish, and you’ll have only one pot to clean – genius!
This mouthwatering pasta is flavored with Italian sausage, sliced onion, garlic, tomato sauce and oregano – yum! For a final touch, the Parmesan cheese is stirred in just before serving – OMG! When the pasta is cooked together with all other ingredients, it allows the flavors to marry and seep deeply into the pasta – you will taste this complex delicious flavor in every bite. If the pasta is cooked separately and the sauce is added later, what you get is the plain pasta with the sauce on top. With this amazing one-pot dish, the flavor of sausages, onions, garlic, tomato sauce and oregano is actually cooked into the pasta!
Busy cooks will love the simplicity of this awesome recipe. 20 minutes from start to finish and just one pot to clean – let this be our little secret ;) Unlike the traditional way of making pasta, there is no need to multi-task by boiling a separate pot of water for the pasta and cooking the sauce in a separate pot or pan. There is no need to wash multiple pots, pans and dishes. And best of all, there is no need to wrestle with the pot of boiling water to drain the pasta – the water in the sauce will reduce to just the right amount, while cooking pasta at the same time, so there is nothing to drain!
Here are all the ingredients for this super-easy pasta dish: spaghetti, sausage, onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Not pictured – water, salt and pepper :)
For this recipe, I’m using Klements cooked Italian sausage made by Klement’s Sausage Company – this is a quality sausage that tastes amazing! Klement’s Cooked and Smoked Sausages are created from old world European recipes that have been passed down for generations using only the finest ingredients, and they comes in a variety of delicious flavors!
The Klement’s Sausage story began 60 years ago when three brothers – John, George and Ron Klement purchased a small sausage company in South Milwaukee. The word about the genuine, old country flavor spread quickly and before long, Klement’s was a favorite. They’ve grown a lot since that small 6-person operation, but haven’t lost sight of what made their family business a success. Hard work, dedication, and perfectly seasoned sausage – that’s a true recipe for success! Look at all those seasonings inside this delicious sausage – they make soooo much difference in taste!
In addition to pre-cooked sausages, Klements also makes Summer Sausage and Snack Sticks that are simply amazing! Klement’s Summer Sausage has an authentic European handcrafted taste that is delicious year round. Klement’s Snack Sticks are for busy people who care about the food they eat and share. They are the convenient high protein choice that fits on the go lifestyles. They are handcrafted using authentic recipes and premium ingredients, so, they’re not just easy to eat, they’re easy to love :)
Making a one-pot sausage pasta is incredibly easy. All you need to do is add water and crushed tomatoes to the pot, then add sliced sausage, sliced onions, garlic, seasonings and pasta. Bring to boil and cook for 10 minutes until the sauce is reduced and the pasta is cooked – that’s all there is to it!
How To Make One-Pot Sausage Pasta: Step-By-Step Instructions
Step 1: Put Water And Crushed Tomatoes In A Pot
Put 3 cups of water and a can of crushed tomatoes in a pot, and mix them together with a fork until combined.
Step 2: Add Sliced Onion
Step 3: Add Sliced Sausage
Here’s the delicious Klements Italian Sausage, sliced into thin rounds. This sausage is fully cooked, so it’s OK to sneak in a few pieces into your mouth before they end up in a pot – nobody will know ;)
Add the sausage to the pot:
Step 4: Add Sliced Garlic
Step 5: Add The Seasonings
Sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano on top of other ingredients.
Step 6: Add The Pasta
It’s ok that the pasta sticks out – when it starts cooking, it will get soft and all of it will end up in a pot!
Step 7: Bring To Boil
Put the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil.
Step 8: Push Spaghetti Down Into The Pot
Using the spatula, push spaghetti into the pot. Since the bottom of spaghetti started cooking and became soft, all spaghetti should easily be covered in liquid.
Step 9: Stir Every 2 Minutes
Reduce heat to simmer, and cook, stirring every 2 minutes. You need to stir so the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
Step 10: Remove From Heat When Cooked
It takes about 10 minutes after it started boiling to cook the pasta and reduce the sauce.
Step 11: Stir In The Parmesan Cheese
Stir in the Parmesan Cheese and serve!
It’s absolutely delicious!
Easy 20-Minute One-Pot Sausage Pasta Recipe
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1 package 14 oz cooked Italian sausage
- 1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 3 cups water
- 1 large onion
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Put water and tomato sauce in a pot and mix to combine.
- Slice the onion into thin slices and put it in a pot.
- Slice the sausage into thin slices and put it in a pot.
- Slice garlic and add to the pot.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano.
- Add spaghetti to the pot (it's OK if it sticks out).
- Put the pot on the stove and bring to boil.
- With the spatula, push down on the spaghetti until it sinks into the liquid.
- Reduce the heat to simmer and cook, stirring every 2 minutes, until the pasta is cooked and the sauce is reduced (about 10 minutes).
- Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
Melanie! Melanie!! Melanie!!!, This is the ultimate dish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No going back now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it Thank You!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Cyn!!!! I’m so glad you liked it!!!!
This had a big thumbs up from my 12 yr old boy. Great recipe
Melanie I LOVE your simple recipes! Thank you! I have a question…do you have any recipes for Crock Pots? Just love the idea of having something all ready for me when I come home. I live alone and don’t always feel like cooking when I come in.
Yes, here is the link to my crockpot recipes.