One-Pot Sausage Penne

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One-Pot Sausage Penne

One Pot Sausage Penne

We’ve all seen them while scrolling through Facebook: the instructional cooking videos that quickly show you how to prepare a meal from start to finish. I absolutely love sharing and reading recipes, so I thought that making one of these posts of my own could be a fun side experiment! With the help of my husband’s iPhone prowess and a foolproof recipe, we were ready to tackle this project.

My mother-in-law first gave me the idea of cooking the meat, pasta, and sauce all together in one pan, and I have modified it for my own preferences. Anyone who knows me is aware that I am the laziest person ever when it comes to dishes. I hate them SO MUCH. I refuse to buy almost anything that isn’t dishwasher-safe, and my husband and I have a standing agreement that I cook and he cleans up. So the idea of dirtying only one pan and one spatula to whip up a full meal has me totally sold. Because this recipe has so few ingredients and steps, it was an ideal choice for our foray into food filmography.¬†There are still some kinks to be worked out, but I hope you enjoy!

One-Pot Sausage Penne

Ingredients:

1 16 oz roll of Italian sausage
1 24 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce or marinara
3 cups water
1 16 oz box penne pasta
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
More Parmesan and parsley, for garnish

In a large, deep skillet, brown the sausage until cooked through completely. Add the pasta sauce to the pan, along with the 3 cups of water. Stir to combine with the sausage. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Next, pour the penne into the pan. Keep the mixture at a gentle bubble, stirring regularly to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the skillet. Cook until the penne is cooked through and the water has reduced out of the pan, about 12-15 minutes.

Add in the Parmesan, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes, stirring until well-incorporated. Scoop the pasta into bowls, and sprinkle with more cheese and parsley as desired. Enjoy!

You could also add other veggies or garnishes to this dish and it would be super tasty; make it your own!

Let me know what recipe we should make into a cooking video next in the comments below.

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Caroline

One-Pot Sausage Penne
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz roll of Italian sausage
  • 1 24 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce or marinara
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 16 oz box penne pasta
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • More Parmesan and parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large, deep skillet, brown the sausage until cooked through completely.
  2. Add the pasta sauce to the pan, along with the 3 cups of water.
  3. Stir to combine with the sausage.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Pour the penne into the pan.
  6. Keep the mixture at a gentle bubble, stirring regularly to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the skillet.
  7. Cook until the penne is cooked through and the water has reduced out of the pan, about 12-15 minutes.
  8. Add in the Parmesan, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes, stirring until well-incorporated.
  9. Scoop the pasta into bowls, and sprinkle with more cheese and parsley as desired.