It’s back-to-school for Amelia this week, so I wanted to start mixing in some easy weeknight meals to our meal plan. First up is one of my favorite go-to’s – chicken sausage pasta skillet. It’s basically a mash-up of chicken sausage, pasta, sauce and cheese. It’s all made in one pan and it’s beyond easy.
If you are short on time, you can make the pasta the night before and use that when you make this dinner the next day! And to make things easier, use any kind of pasta, any kind of sauce, any kind of cheese (shredded mozz, chunks of mozz, even burrata works) and fresh or dried herbs (although, I think fresh tastes better here).
Questions? Lemme know in the comments below!
Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound chicken sausage, cut into bit-sized pieces
- 2 1/2 cups sauce, any jarred kind or homemade
- 5 cups baby spinach
- 8 ounces pasta (any kind), cooked
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Chopped parsley and basil, to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped sausage and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Add sauce and heat for a minute. Add spinach and fold it into the sauce.
- Add pasta to the pan and stir until combined.
- Top with mozzarella cheese. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned at the edges.Top the pasta with chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!