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Cheesy Sausage Penne in pot.

One Pot Cheesy Sausage Penne Recipe

Hearty and satisfying one pan pasta dinner. Italian sausage, quick tomato sauce and penne pasta with cheesy topping is perfect for busy weeknights. 


Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1025 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • 2.5 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • chopped basil for garnish


  1. Heat up oil in large skillet. Add chopped onion and minced garlic and saute on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add shredded carrot and saute until onion is translucent.
  2. Add sausage and cook until done, breaking it up with a wooden spatula.
  3. Add pasta, crushed tomatoes and stock to pot. Stir well. Season with salt and pepper. Bring all to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer. Cook, covered, stirring often, until the pasta is done.
  4. Remove from heat and uncover pot. Top pasta with shredded cheese. Cover for 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Recipe Notes

This dish is great reheated the next day. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Cheesy Sausage Penne Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1025 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 1751mg76%
Potassium 1032mg29%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 3310IU66%
Vitamin C 16.8mg20%
Calcium 508mg51%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.