3O Minute Skillet Pasta

This is the most delicious skillet pasta that I have ever tried. I got the recipe for it from one of my cook books “The Best Simple Recipes” from America’s Test Kitchen and adapted it to our liking. I can not believe that this recipe only takes about 30 minutes total to make and all in one pan! It tastes like something served at a gourmet Italian or Pasta restaurant. I make it for dinner often as my husband and boys request it all the time, It has become a family favorite for sure!

3O Minute Skillet Pasta

I got this recipe from "The Best Simple Recipes" from America's Test Kitchen and adapted it to our liking. I can not believe that this recipe only takes about 30 minutes total to make and all in one pan! It tastes like something served at a gourmet Italian or Pasta restaurant. I make it for dinner often as my husband and boys request it all the time. It has become a family favorite for sure!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 TBS Olive Oil for frying
  • 14 oz. Butterball Turkey Smoked Sausage cut into small pieces
  • 1 10 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles, Mild
  • 1 Onion finely chopped, optional
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 LB Penne Pasta or any pasta of choice
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 16 oz. Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 2-3 Scallions optional
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut the smoked sausage into even pieces. Finely dice the onion.
  • Heat 1 TBS olive oil on medium heat on a large skillet. Optionally add finely diced onion.
  • Cook until onion is translucent and sausage is slightly browned. Then add 2 garlic cloves through the garlic press, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add 4 cups chicken broth, 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 LB pasta, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and stir.
  • Bring it to a boil, cover the skillet with a lid, then lower the heat to medium-low. Meanwhile shred the Monterey Jack cheese and wash/finely chop the scallions.
  • Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15-20 minutes, mixing a few times. Then add 16 oz. shredded Monterey Jack cheese and 2-3 chopped scallions into the skillet.
  • Turn off the stove. Mix well and enjoy! Or if you prefer to follow the cook book recipe; Transfer the pasta into an oven safe pan and put it in the oven on Broil until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and spotty brown. I have tried it both ways and both ways it turned out great, however we prefer a creamy texture of cheese so I skip this step.
Keyword 1 pan, 30 minutes, easy, pasta, sausage

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