One Pot Sausage & Spinach Pasta


A few weekends ago I said goodbye to my little munchkins an awesome husband and headed to Auburn, Alabama to hang out with 4 of my 5 favorite girls from college! III held down the fort while I was away and knowing that the kids were in great hands, I had an amazing weekend. We ate at all our favorite restaurants, walked around downtown, stayed up late reminiscing, and then slept in until 8 (that is late when you are raising toddlers!). We also shared recipes, and when I got home I had a week’s worth of dinner ideas. The one pot sausage pasta was so easy and absolutely delicious!




Another thing I learned this weekend is that most of non-bloggers that find recipes on Pinterest wish us bloggers sharing recipe posts would get to the details. So without further ado…

One Pot Sausage Pasta
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. 1 lb. smoked sausage (sliced)
  3. 1 cup of diced onion (I use frozen diced onions)
  4. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  5. Half a red pepper, chopped
  6. 1 cup frozen spinach
  7. 2 cups chicken broth
  8. 1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel, mild
  9. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  10. 1 1/2 cups rotini pasta (or any short pasta)
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  13. 1 cup of Monterey Jack cheese
  1. 1. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to an oven-safe skillet (I used The Pioneer Woman's cast iron pot) over medium high heat. Add sausage, onions, red pepper, and spinach and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. 2. Next add broth, Ro-Tel, cream, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. 3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese. Place in oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  4. 4. Serve with garlic bread.
Adapted from The Best Simple Recipes
Adapted from The Best Simple Recipes
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 You will not regret whipping up this dish. And the best part, only ONE pot to wash!

1 thought on “One Pot Sausage & Spinach Pasta”

  • This looks yummy- can’t wait to try it! What type of sausage did you use, LB? Italian, Andouille, etc? I always get confused in the grocery with which one to use and I think it can make or break the meal! :)

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