Spicy Sausage Pasta

Once upon a time long ago, I had the luxury of cooking a three course meal every night, setting a full table, and decorating my plates with garnish before placing them on my clean linen tablecloth. I could be exaggerating slightly. But I did have the luxury of time.

Now as a busy wife and Mom of three, I’m a self proclaimed connoisseur of quick and easy recipes. With emphasis on the quick and easy. 

When I found this recipe for Spicy Sausage Pasta on  http://www.kevinandamanda.com/spicy-sausage-pasta/  I was really excited to try it. It’s super simple, with a hint of fancy. 

Get ready to make the easiest and most delicious sausage pasta you’ve ever tasted!  Do prepare to be wowed. Do not expect to have leftovers.  

Here are the ingredient that you’ll need:

Olive oil 

2 garlic cloves minced or 1 tablespoon minced garlic

1-14 oz pack Turkey sausage

2 cups Chicken broth

1-10 oz can Rotel mix

¾ cupHeavy whipping cream

8 oz (1 cup) Bow tie pasta- uncooked

1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

Cajun seasoning

Cayenne pepper (optional)

*My recipe varies slightly from the original


Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a cast iron or an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic to skillet. Use a wooden spoon to cook garlic about one minute or until fragrant.

Slice turkey sausage and add to skillet. Cook until lightly browned on each side – about 4 minutes) Add additional seasoning like Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper if you desire. Next add broth, rotel mix, ½ cup heavy whipping cream, and dry pasta to the skillet. Stir well. Adjust heat to medium high/high stirring from the bottom. 

Once it begins to boil, cover the skillet and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 12 minutes or until the pasta is tender.

Remove skillet from heat and stir in ½ cup of cheese. Stir in the remaining whipping cream. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Broil in oven until cheese is melted, brown, and bubbly.