One Pot Andouille Skillet Pasta

Who doesn't love a one pot dinner? They're easy to make, easy to clean up and delicious to eat! 

I found this recipe after a quick googling of "Andouille Recipes" — One Pot Andouille Sausage Skillet Pasta from Damn Delicious. Normally, I'm not one for spicy foods  — I'm quite the weenie when it comes to anything hotter than a mild salsa — but this sounded good enough to try at home and expand my sausage worldview. Turns out, it was just a tad spicy for me, but it was so good I kept going back for more! 

My own alterations: This recipe calls for smoked andouille, but I used two uncooked andouille links from the store and just cooked it a little longer before adding everything else.  I used penne pasta instead of elbow, but I think any pasta along those lines would work. I might try bowtie pasta next time! I also used shredded mozzarella cheese instead of pepper jack, but that was just my personal preference. Cooking is all about tweaking and finding what works for you! 

One Pot Andouille Skillet Pasta

• 1 Tablespoon olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 onion, diced
• 2 andouille pork sausage links from 1907 Meat Co., about 12-13 ounces, sliced in 1/2'' rounds
• 2 cups chicken broth or stock
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (with green chiles if you want an extra kick!)
• 8 ounces pasta
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 cup shredded pepper jack or mozzarella cheese 

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. You'll need a skillet with a tight-fitting lid. My non-stick skillet is perfect for this. Add garlic, onion and sausage and cook until sausage is done. It's okay if it falls a part a little bit.

Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, milk and pasta and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. I wasn't sure about it soaking up all the broth and milk, but it did! 

Remove from heat and top with cheese. Cover until cheese has melted and serve immediately. 

Try it out and let us know how you like it! 

Sally Asher is the Communications Coordinator at 1907 Meat Co.