“One pot” pasta dishes are the best. They’re so easy to put together, and other than a cutting board for some prep work, only a single skillet ends up in the sink. That’s it. And if you’re anything like me, having less dirty dishes is always welcomed in my house.
Now this pasta dish is definitely one of those one pot wonders. It’s a simple sauté of smoked andouille sausage, and with a little bit of diced tomatoes, chicken broth and milk, the pasta gets cooked right in the skillet!
I was honestly a little bit skeptical about this but it really works, and the pasta soaks up all the liquid so don’t worry about having a soggy mess. The texture is absolutely perfect and with a little bit of cheese to top it off, you’ll have this cheesy, comforting pasta dish on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes!
This incredibly cheesy pasta dish easily comes together in less than 30 minutes in one skillet - even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan!
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
2 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup milk
8 ounces elbows pasta
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion and sausage, and cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in chicken brown, tomatoes, milk and pasta; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.
Remove from heat and top with cheese. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.