One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta

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Hello, August! Can you believe it?! Before we know it all the littles will be back at school and life will seem to get even crazier than it already is. Cue the need for all the fast dinner recipes that’ll make everyone happy! This One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta is guaranteed to please the whole family; it has something for everyone: Italian sausage for dad, pasta for the kiddos, and veggies for moi :)

I hope you all are hanging in there through this pandemic! Just remember: when things get bumpy, slow down and enjoy the little things….a 30 second dance party wherever you are, the smell of a fresh bathed baby, a simple and delicious meal with a glass of wine, of course ;)

Ingredients

mushrooms, Italian sausage, lemon, shallots, crushed red pepper, grated parmesan, olive oil, and garlic
baby spinach, pasta, heavy cream

How to make it

Start by cooking the pasta of your choice according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. 

Using the same pot used to cook the pasta, add the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shallots, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Cook while occasionally stirring for 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Next add the sliced mushrooms and cook until softened (3-4 more minutes). 

Turn the heat up to medium high, then add the Italian sausage and break it up into small bite-sized pieces while it browns. It should take 5-7 minutes for the sausage to fully cook. 

Add the baby spinach and lemon juice, stir to combine with the rest of the ingredients until the spinach is wilted (2-3 minutes). Add the heavy cream, grated parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together well, and let the liquid come to a soft boil. Let simmer for a couple minutes to allow the cheese to melt and the sauce to slightly thicken. 

Add the cooked pasta into the sausage mixture, stir to combine, and serve immediately with extra grated parmesan. Yum!

One Pot Creamy Sausage Pasta

A fast dinner recipe that has something to make everyone in the family happy! Meat, cheese, pasta, and veggies...winning all around!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb short pasta rotini, penne, bowtie
  • 1 lb ground Italian Sausage sweet or spicy
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Start by cooking the pasta of your choice according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Using the same pot used to cook the pasta, add the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shallots, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Cook while occasionally stirring for 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Next add the sliced mushrooms and cook until softened (3-4 more minutes).
  • Turn the heat up to medium high, then add the Italian sausage and break it up into small bite-sized pieces while it browns. It should take 5-7 minutes for the sausage to fully cook.
  • Add the baby spinach and lemon juice, stir to combine with the rest of the ingredients until the spinach is wilted (2-3 minutes).
  • Add the heavy cream, grated parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together well, and let the liquid come to a soft boil. Simmer for a couple minutes to allow the cheese to melt and the sauce to slightly thicken.
  • Add the cooked pasta into the sausage mixture, stir to combine, and serve immediately with extra grated parmesan.

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