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One Pot Sausage Pasta - With crumbled Italian sausage, sneaked in greens, marinara sauce and Parmesan. TRULY A ONE SKILLET DINNER! So so easy!

With crumbled Italian sausage, sneaked in greens, marinara sauce and Parmesan. TRULY A ONE SKILLET DINNER! So so easy!

One Pot Sausage Pasta - With crumbled Italian sausage, sneaked in greens, marinara sauce and Parmesan. TRULY A ONE SKILLET DINNER! So so easy!

This lightening fast dinner comes together very very quickly in just 30 minutes from start to finish. And everything (and I mean everything) gets cooked in literally one skillet, no joke, even the uncooked fusilli pasta.

One Pot Sausage Pasta - With crumbled Italian sausage, sneaked in greens, marinara sauce and Parmesan. TRULY A ONE SKILLET DINNER! So so easy!

And feel free to use your favorite store-bought marinara sauce (I love Rao’s) or even spicy Italian sausage if you want a kick of heat. If you don’t have fusilli on hand, similarly shaped pasta like rotini and gemelli should work beautifully here.

One Pot Sausage Pasta - With crumbled Italian sausage, sneaked in greens, marinara sauce and Parmesan. TRULY A ONE SKILLET DINNER! So so easy!

It’s easy, fast, and so so convenient. And I don’t even mind the sneaked-in greens. I actually always throw in a little extra kale than what the recipe calls for to get my greens in for the day!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 8 ounces fusilli pasta
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups torn kale
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup torn basil leaves
  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and onion, and cook until sausage has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  • Stir in marinara sauce, chicken stock, pasta, bell pepper, kale, garlic, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered and stirring once, until pasta is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in Parmesan.

  • Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.

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