One Pan Chicken & Apple Sausage Pasta
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
This is one of my favorite dinner party recipes. It's so easy, delicious, and takes only one pan to make!
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces (1 package) chicken apple sausage
  • 1 large yellow or sweet onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 2 10 oz cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, NOT drained (spiciness of your choosing)
  • 10 ounces Cellentani or similar pasta
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced (optional)
  1. Begin by dicing the sausage and onion. Heat the olive oil on medium in a large pot. Once hot, add the diced onions and sausage to the pot and cook until the onions soften and begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. While the onion and sausage are cooking, dice the apple – there’s no need to peel it. Add the apple and garlic to the pot, stirring and continuing to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth, undrained Rotel, pasta, and heavy cream to the pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is cooked, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from the heat, then stir in 1 cup of shredded Monterey jack cheese.
  5. Serve while hot, topped with extra Monterey jack and thinly sliced green onions, if desired.
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