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One Pot Creamy Andouille Sausage Pasta

This easy One Pot Creamy Andouille Sausage Pasta recipe has a bit of a kick — but, a kick that’s smoothed out by both cheddar & cream cheeses, and balanced out further by sweet bell pepper!

One Pot Creamy Andouille Sausage Pasta hit the spot today, and what an easy meal this was! Cooking everything up in one pot made for fewer dishes, with no sacrifice in flavor.

As the weather turns ever chillier over here, I’ve rekindled my lifelong commitment to comfort food. ALDI helped me out this week with a special buy on chicken andouille sausage, which I scooped up on impulse the other day.

bowl of andouille sausage pasta

I quite enjoy their chicken sausage in general, and you can find seven more recipes here using ALDI Never Any chicken sausage. Since andouille sausage is only an occasional ALDI Find, though, I don’t get to indulge over on the spicier side that often — but when I do snag some, I like to mess around with it in pasta- or rice-based recipes.

Creamy andouille sausage pasta recipes tend to rely on one of the following for their creaminess: Cheese, milk & heavy cream, or cream cheese. I like to blend both cheese and cream cheese, however, for the best balance of creaminess and flavor in the finished dish. And while you can kick up the heat by using Cajun seasoning, I find that you get better control (and can adjust to your own taste) by combining a few different seasonings with fresh onion and garlic.

So, here’s how I’ve been making one pot pasta with andouille sausage lately!

One Pot Creamy Andouille Sausage Pasta

andouille pasta ingredients

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil
12 oz andouille chicken sausage, sliced into thin coins
1 sweet bell pepper, chopped small
1/2 cup diced onion
1 Tbsp minced garlic (about six cloves)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel or similar)
12 oz box of rotini
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
4 oz cream cheese, softened and cut into chunks
4 oz shredded cheddar or Mexican-style cheese
Chopped green onion, to garnish (optional)

Directions

cut up onion pepper and sausage

Cut up your sausage, bell pepper, onion, and garlic (if not using pre-minced).

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add the sausage, bell pepper, and onion to the pot and saute over medium heat for seven minutes, stirring occasionally.

garlicky sausage, peppers, and onions

Stir in the garlic, then saute for another minute.

Stir in the broth, water, tomatoes, pasta, and seasonings. Turn up the heat under the pot, and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, stir your pasta, cover the pot, and reduce heat. Simmer covered for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until pasta is cooked al dente and most of the liquid is gone.

While the pasta is simmering, cut the cream cheese into chunks, chop the optional green onion, and shred the cheese (if not using pre-shredded).

stir cheese and cream cheese into pasta

Once the pasta is cooked through, give it a good stir, then add the cheese and cream cheese to the pot.

pot of cheesy andouille pasta

Stir to melt in the cream cheese and cheddar cheese, until both are well incorporated into the pasta.

bowl of pasta with andouille sausage

Recommended: Serve bowls of creamy andouille sausage pasta topped with chopped green onion.

Note: If you like more heat, you can up the cayenne to your own taste.

That’s an easy one dish pasta dinner!

One pot recipe for creamy andouille sausage pasta

How’s that for an easy pot full of pasta goodness? Hearty and filling, creamy andouille chicken sausage pasta hits the spot on a chilly evening — and holds up nicely as leftovers, too!

When you cook everything together in one pot, including the pasta, it naturally soaks up all of those lovely flavors. You end up with just enough liquid after simmering to combine with the two different cheeses and create sauce, and using a small shaped pasta like rotini ensures that each piece of pasta gets nicely coated.

If you do have it on hand, a bit of chopped green onion at the end adds some contrast and takes everything up a notch.

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One Pot Creamy Andouille Sausage Pasta

Today’s easy One Pot Creamy Andouille Sausage Pasta recipe has a bit of a kick — but, a kick that’s smoothed out by cheddar & cream cheeses, and balanced out further by sweet bell pepper!
Course dinner
Cuisine pasta
Keyword andouille sausage, chicken sausage, one pot andouille sausage pasta, one pot meals, one pot pasta, one pot sausage pasta, pasta
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

dutch oven

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz andouille chicken sausage sliced into thin coins
  • 1 sweet bell pepper chopped small
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic about six cloves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies Rotel or similar
  • 12 oz box of rotini
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened and cut into chunks
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar or Mexican-style cheese
  • Chopped green onion to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Cut up your sausage, bell pepper, onion, and garlic (if not using pre-minced).
  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add the sausage, bell pepper, and onion to the pot and saute over medium heat for seven minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the garlic, then saute for another minute.
  • Stir in the broth, water, tomatoes, pasta, and seasonings. Turn up the heat under the pot, and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, stir your pasta, cover the pot, and reduce heat. Simmer covered for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until pasta is cooked al dente and most of the liquid is gone.
  • While the pasta is simmering, cut the cream cheese into chunks, chop the optional green onion, and shred the cheese (if not using pre-shredded).
  • Once the pasta is cooked through, give it a good stir, then add the cheese and cream cheese to the pot.
  • Stir to melt in the cream cheese and cheddar cheese, until both are well incorporated into the pasta.
  • Recommended: Serve bowls of creamy andouille sausage pasta topped with chopped green onion.

Notes

If you like more heat, you can up the cayenne to your own taste.

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Recipe Rating




Deanne Herman

Monday 8th of November 2021

Amazing! My husband and 2 year old daughter loved it! My daughter kept saying more mommy! My husband was skeptical and kept saying I didn’t have enough liquid for the pasta! I told him to let me follow the recipe. It turned out great and nice and cheesy! I came into some extra free shredded cheese last week so this was great timing. Thank you so much!! My husband said best meal I’ve made in the last week!! It was so easy and cheap. We love your recipes and love Aldi!

rachel

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

So glad that you enjoyed it -- and that it was enough liquid! :)

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