One Pan Conecuh Pasta

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One Pan Conecuh Pasta is an easy weeknight supper that feels like so much more. Smoked Conecuh sausage gives so much flavor to cooked pasta. We use diced tomatoes , half and half and parmesan cheese to wrap it all in a delicious sauce.

picture from above of full pan of pasta and sausage

One Pan, Less Clean up

I love to cook, I do not love to clean up! I said it and now it is out there. The less time I have to spend in the kitchen cleaning is more time I can spend with my family. One pan meals like this one really do help with the quality of life. Spending less time cooking and cleaning afford us all more time with the ones we love.

I try to feature really good recipes that you would never know are as easy as they are when you serve them. This One pan Conecuh sausage is a lot like our HAMBURGER SKILLET, it is all done in one pan and is beautiful to serve. Folks never know the difference. Investing your time wisely, working smarter, not harder, is something I love to do in the kitchen. While there is no shortcut to tried and true recipes from the past and what they offer, there is somethings we can do to save time. Time is the one thing we never get back.

Even making dishes like our EASY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE ahead of time can save you lots of precious time in the kitchen. While cooking is a labor of love, we don’t always have to invest all of our time doing it. The meaning will still be the same.

How to Make It

A little prep here goes a long way. Cooking the pasta ahead of time saves lots of time. When you get ready to assemble and cook the dish, the pasta being done already is a huge timesaver. All of the other ingredients come together for you to create a delicious meal that folks will request you make, time and again. Here is what you will need.

~Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked Conecuh sausage
  • 2 cups rotini pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • I can diced tomatoes, drained
  • I and 1/2 Cup half and half
  • I tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

~Method

  1. Cook pasta and drain, set aside.
  2. Slice sausage and brown in a large Skillet. Remove and drain.
  3. Place butter in the same Skillet over medium to low heat. Once melted, add flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add in half an half and whisk until thickened.
  4. Lower heat and add sausage, tomatoes, both cheeses and seasonings. Add cooked and drained pasta back to pan. Heat through for a minute and remove. from heat.
  5. Mix well. Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve.

Tips and Tricks

Can I use another type of Pasta?

Yes! There is no limit to the substitutions one can make on this recipe. The pasta is just the tip of the iceberg. Seasonings, sausage, etc. can all be substituted to make a really great one pan meal.

Could I add spinach or another vegetable?

Yes! Adding more leafy greens really makes this more of a healthy dish than without. Just like the substitutions mentioned above, additions are also welcome to make this your own family favorite recipe.

Would this be good baked?

If you wanted a more dense texture, baking is the answer. You can bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes to get that result. The stove top method gives you more of a creamy dish. So depending on what you are looking for will determine how much more or less you cook it!

I can’t find Conecuh Sausage, what else can I use?

Alabama is famous for many things, one being this delicious sausage. You can order to have some shipped to you or if you can find another brand of smoked sausage, feel free to use it. Once you try Conecuh though, you may never use another brand.

One Pan Conecuh Pasta

You can feel your family well. You can save time in the kitchen. You can have it all without sacrificing time. This recipe, along with many others, I hope show you that.

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One Pan Conecuh Pasta

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

One Pan Conecuh Pasta is an easy weeknight supper that feels
like so much more. Smoked Conecuh sausage gives so much flavor
to cooked pasta. We use diced tomatoes , half and half and parmesan
cheese to wrap it all in a delicious sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked Conecuh sausage
  • 2 cups rotini pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta and drain, set aside.
  2. Slice sausage and brown in a large Skillet. Remove and drain.
  3. Place butter in the same Skillet over medium to low heat. Once melted, add flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add in half an half and whisk until thickened.
  4. Lower heat and add sausage, tomatoes, both cheeses and seasonings. Add cooked and drained pasta back to pan. Heat through for a minute and remove. from heat.
  5. Mix well. Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 444Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 81mgSodium 1067mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 18g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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