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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb smoked sausage
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 10 oz can RoTel tomatoes and green chiles, Mild
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz corkscrew penne, rigatoni, ziti or macaroni pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper each
  • 4 oz sharp white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions


  • Add olive oil to an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. Add sausage and onions and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add broth, tomatoes, 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.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with scallions. Broil until cheese is melted, spotty brown, and bubbly.
Keyword do ahead, pasta, pasta dinner, sausage and pasta bake, spicy pasta casserole