15+ Easy Sausage Pasta Recipes
These filling and easy sausage pasta recipes were practically made for weeknight dinners. From traditional dishes (like this Minestrone with Sausage or this Baked Ziti) to unexpected and fun suppers (this Shrimp, Sausage, and Black Bean Pasta is a real crowdpleaser), you're sure to find a new favorite among our best pasta with sausage recipes.
Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cheese
This easy, cheesy pasta recipe features ziti, turkey sausage, canned tomatoes, and fresh basil. It's a perfect pasta dish for busy weeknights.
Shrimp, Sausage, and Black Bean Pasta
Add a little Cajun flair to your pasta dinner this week. We’ve added shrimpand Andouille sausage to our Slow-Cooker Black beans to mix textures and flavors to this pasta dish. We like the fun, twisty shape of the casarecce pasta because it captures the sauce well, but any short pasta will work in this recipe.
Baked Ziti with Sausage
Whether it’s a holiday dinner or simply a weekend family meal, this baked ziti with sausage is always the right decision. Hearty, cheesy, and loaded with robust, savory flavors, a pasta bake like this is cold weather comfort food at its finest. While baked ziti has a reputation for being a time-intensive dish to prep, this recipe is ready for dinner in under an hour.
Creamy Sausage and Zoodle Bake
It may be rich, it may be cheesy, but this vibrant twist on a traditional pasta casserole is also packed with veggies. Beyond swapping out pasta for zucchini noodles—which, no worries, do hold up well in this creamy bake—the casserole boasts roasted butternut squash, savory mushrooms, and caramelized onions.
Sausage and vegetables freeze well and taste even better the next day after the flavors have had time to meld together. If you're planning to enjoy the soup later, prepare the pasta separately so it doesn't turn mushy.
White Bean, Turkey Sausage, and Tortellini Soup
Garlicky Kale, Sausage, and Tomato Pasta
Just in time for fall, this dish combines juicy tomatoes with hearty whole-wheat pasta, sausage, and kale. Try Bionaturae or Barilla whole-wheat spaghetti; both have a light color and mild wheat flavor.
Mostly Veggie Pasta with Sausage
Spaghetti sauce is typically mostly meat, about a pound of ground beef bound by a scant amount of marinara. Here we reverse the ratio, using sausage as the flavor agent instead of the base and adding plenty of vegetables.
One-Pan Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms, and Collards
Rather than boiling the noodles in a separate pot, we cooked them with the chicken stock and other ingredients. The starch from the pasta thickens the broth, making a surprisingly rich sauce without butter or cream.
Whole Wheat Pasta with Sausage, Leeks, and Fontina
Serve a heart-warming veggie, sausage, and pasta toss for a quick dinner on a cool night.
Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pasta Pie
Three cheesey layers of al dente pasta, tender broccoli, and flavorful sausage make a satisfying pasta dish- no bowl needed.
Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie
This budget-friendly dish (costing under $10) allows you to stretch a small amount of meat over several servings.
Fast-and-Fresh Sausage Ragu
This quick pasta dish incorporates fresh veggies, a rich tomato sauce, and a large rigatoni pasta shape that your kids will love. Italian sausage adds a delicious savory flavor that is sure to keep you satisfied.
Penne with Sausage, Eggplant, and Feta
Slow-Cooker Four-Cheese Spaghetti with Italian Sausage
Switch up your go-to slow-cooker meals and go for a cheesy pasta dish that's loaded with hearty sausage. It's a great option for the entire family, and you can take the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Penne
If broccoli rabe is a bit bitter for your family or if you have trouble finding it, chopped broccoli would be a delicious substitute. Serve with extra lemon for more zip.