“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!

tomato sausage pasta skillet meal easy homemade recipe

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!

tomato sausage pasta skillet meal easy homemade recipe

Get the Recipe: Creamy Pasta, Sausage & Tomato Skillet Meal

4.87 from 15 ratings
Servings: 5


  • 2 1/2 cup mini bow-tie pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz smoked turkey dinner sausage, diced
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • dash of red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 diced tomatoes, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup Italian cheese blend, can also use mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, plus more for garnish
  • salt & pepper, if desired


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