“Is it ready yet?” is something I hear the minute my son discovers I’m making one of his favorite pasta dishes, this one!

This creamy  pasta, sausage and tomato skillet meal is kid and picky-adult friendly. I mean can you really go wrong with pasta, sausage, cheese, and tomatoes? It’s super simple to make, filling, and flavorful. The simple whipping cream sauce gets a super boost of flavor from the fresh garlic, onions, smokey sausage and fresh tomatoes!

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Let me tell you, on busy weekdays I live for quick and easy skillet meals like this. Pair it up with some homemade garlic bread,  a salad and BAM! A home-cooked dinner is done in 30 minutes!

Sometimes I’ll add broccoli, spinach or sweet peas to give it a burst of color if I have some on hand.

Here’s the smoked turkey sausage that I use. I get it from Walmart, Target or Harris Teeter. Feel free to use other sausages like sweet italian sausage.

Watch me make this easy Creamy Pasta, Sausage & Tomato Skillet Meal from start to finish!

The Recipe

Creamy Pasta, Sausage & Tomato Skillet Meal

By Divas Can Cook
Serves
5
4.8 from 12 reviews

Ingredients

  • 2½ cup mini bow-tie pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz smoked turkey dinner sausage, diced
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 diced tomatoes (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ⅔ cup Italian cheese blend (can also use mozzarella)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, plus more for garnish
  • salt & pepper, if desired

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Brown the sausage.
  5. Add garlic and onions.
  6. Cook until onions are tender and translucent. Add red pepper flakes if desired.
  7. Add in diced tomatoes.
  8. Stir in whipping cream.
  9. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  10. When sauce has thickened up stir in the pasta.
  11. Sprinkle in the cheese.
  12. Add parsley and salt & pepper to taste. You may also add sweet peas, chopped broccoli or spinach to give it some color.
  13. Stir it up and serve!