One Pot Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) box pasta (I use penne)
  • 4 italian sausages (you can use either mild or spicy)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce (I use the tomato basil marinara from Trader Joes)
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 stick celery
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Basil (optional for a garnish)

Steps

  1. Dice your celery, carrot (after peeling) and onion
  2. Cut the rosemary into small pieces
  3. Remove the covering off the sausages and cut into approximately 2 inch pieces
  4. Preheat a large pot on medium heat with the oil (takes about 1-2 minutes)
  5. Next add the sausages into the pot and cook until they turn a brown color (about 5 min)
  6. Remove your sausages from the pot onto a bowl
  7. In the same pot with the same oil add the carrots, celery, and rosemary and cook for 5 minutes
  8. Add minced garlic cloves and the cooked sausages back into the same pot and stir to combine
  9. Add the pasta, chicken broth, and spaghetti sauce into the pot and stir until everything is well incorporated
  10. Cover the pot on medium heat and let cook for 15 more minutes or until your pasta is cooked to your liking (be sure to stir about every 3 minutes while cooking to make sure the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pot)
  11. Add the parmesan cheese, turn off the flame and stir to combine
  12. Let the pasta rest for 10 minutes
  13. Garnish with basil if desired and enjoy 🙂