Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet
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Creamy, Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet recipe is all made in one skillet and comes together in just 20 minutes!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-5
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken sausage (I used Zweigle's Italian), sliced thin
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups short cut pasta (I used Campanelle)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 1½ cup sharp cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • pepper
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.
  2. Add chopped onions and sliced chicken sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are soft, and sausage is starting get a nice brown color on each side.
  3. Add minced garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until fragrant (20-30 seconds). Don't let it burn.
  4. Stir in pasta, Rotel tomatoes, half and half, a sprinkle of pepper, and chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes until pasta is cooked through/tender.
  6. Thoroughly stir in cheese until melted and remove skillet from heat.
  7. Let stand for a few minutes to let the sauce thicken before serving. Enjoy!
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