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Spicy Sausage Skillet

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Based on a recipe from Plain Chicken


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound smoked sausage cut into 1/4" slices
  • 2 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 10 ounce can hot Rotel tomatoes (use regular for a little less kick)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces pasta penne or any ridged pasta
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded, divided
  • 1/3 cup green onions chopped


  • Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a 12" cast iron (or oven-proof) skillet. Add sausage and brown.
  • Stir in the onion flakes, garlic powder, chicken broth, Rotel, cream, pasta, and Creole seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the pasta is tender.
  • Stir in half of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and place under the broiler until melted.
  • Serve garnished with the green onions.