Savory Italian Sausage Pasta: A One-Pot Comfort Food 

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Indulge your taste buds in a flavorful and satisfying dinner with this savory Italian sausage pasta recipe.

This 20-minute dish combines tender pasta, succulent Italian sausage, and a savory sauce infused with aromatic herbs and spices.

With minimal prep and easy cleanup, you can enjoy a delicious homemade meal without the stress.

Whether you’re craving a comforting weeknight dinner or hosting a dinner party, this recipe is sure to impress your guests and leave them craving for more.

Let’s dive into the culinary delights of this delicious and easy-to-make Italian sausage pasta!

A rustic Italian sausage pasta in a cast iron skillet.

The best Italian sausage pasta

If you’re in search of a budget-friendly recipe and or a family friendly recipe this easy to make dish is the one for you.

This one-pot sausage pasta skillet recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you crave a comforting and satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen.

Plus, the best part is that it all comes together in just one skillet, meaning less time spent on cleanup and more time enjoying a scrumptious meal together.

So, grab your skillet and indulge in the irresistible flavors of this sausage pasta skillet tonight!

A close-up shot of a steaming hot Italian sausage pasta dish served in a cast iron skillet.

What you’ll need for this skillet pasta

(See the recipe card below for full ingredient list with quantities & instructions)

  • Your favorite pasta: Use any pasta you have in the pantry.
  • Italian sausage
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chicken broth
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves
Penne pasta with ground sausage.

How to make Italian sausage pasta

  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
Penne pasta boiling in a pot.
  • Drain and set aside.
Draining penne pasta to set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the Italian sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, and cook until browned and cooked through.
  • Remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside.
Browning ground Italian sausage in a skillet.
  • In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Ground Italian sausage and tomato sauce cooking.
  • Return the cooked Italian sausage to the skillet and mix it well with the sauce.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, gently tossing it with the sauce until it is evenly coated.
  • Serve the Italian sausage pasta hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves, if desired.
Italian sausage pasta in a cast iron skillet.

More easy pasta recipes

If you’re seeking for quick and easy meals that don’t skimp on taste, I’ve got you covered!

Simple and delicious recipes that are perfect for busy individuals and families on a budget.

From 20-minute skillet dishes to one-pot wonders, I believe that simplicity shouldn’t compromise flavor.

Try my effortless garlic butter shrimp pasta, where succulent shrimp is tossed in a fragrant garlic butter sauce and served over perfectly cooked pasta.

Or, whip up my hearty chicken parmesan pasta, a satisfying meal that combines flavorful chicken parmesan, and a savory tomato sauce.

These quick pasta recipes are designed to save you time in the kitchen while still delivering on taste and satisfaction and will make your weeknight dinners a breeze!

A mouthwatering view of Italian sausage pasta cooked in a cast iron skillet. The pasta is perfectly cooked and coated in a creamy sauce, while Italian sausage crumbles add a savory touch. The skillet showcases the rich colors of the dish, with vibrant reds from the sauce and golden tones from the pasta. The image evokes a cozy, home cooked meal that is both comforting and satisfying.
Cast iron skillet with Italian sausage pasta sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
Yield: 6 servings

The Best Italian Sausage Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Discover the ultimate comfort food with this easy Italian sausage pasta recipe. Made in a cast iron skillet, this budget-friendly dish combines tender pasta, savory Italian sausage, and a savory sauce that will leave you craving more. Perfect for busy weeknights or a cozy family dinner, this recipe is packed with flavor and can be prepared in no time. Get ready to impress your loved ones with a delicious and satisfying meal that will quickly become a household favorite.


  • 12 ounces of your favorite pasta
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (mild or spicy, casings removed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add Italian sausage breaking it up with a spoon, and cook until browned. Remove sausage from skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent. Stir in Italian herbs and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chicken broth to the skillet. Stir well. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until it melts into the sauce, creating a creamy texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add cooked sausage back to the skillet and combine with the sauce.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, gently tossing it with the sauce until it is evenly coated.
  8. Serve the one-pot Italian sausage pasta hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves and parmesan cheese for an added touch of freshness.


Not only is this Italian sausage pasta recipe delicious for dinner, but it also makes for fantastic leftovers that can be repurposed for meal prep or a satisfying lunch the next day.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 450Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 51mgSodium 1237mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 22g

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