One pot meals: the perfect meal to feed a crowd, the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal, the perfect meal when you don't want to turn the oven on or wash a ton of pots and pans. This one pot meal features some delicious, crowd-pleasing ingredients: crumbled sweet Italian sausage, plum tomatoes, and Italian spices. The spaghetti in this dish cooks itself in broth and tomatoes, and absorbs all of the delicious flavors of these ingredients while releasing its starches, forming a cohesive dish. Cut down your dishwashing time and enjoy a delicious dinner with this one pot spaghetti with tomatoes and sausage.
Course dinner, Main Course
Keyword one pot pasta, sausage, spaghetti
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
dutch oven or large pot
4linkssweet Italian pork sausageremoved from casing; I used Premio brand
olive oil spray
fresh cracked pepper
4cupsreduced sodium chicken broth
28ozSan Marzano peeled plum tomatoescanned
1poundspaghettione box; I used Barilla
Place a large pot or Dutch Oven on the stove over medium high heat. Add olive oil spray.
Remove the sausage links from the casings. Chop the onion.
Add the sausage meat and the onion to the pot. Break the sausage meat up with a wooden spoon.
Cook the sausage and onion together until the sausage is no longer pink, and the onion is slightly caramelized (about 7-8 minutes).
Add the onion powder, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and fresh cracked pepper. Toss to combine.
Mince the garlic and add it to the pot. Toss to combine with the other ingredients. Cook for 1 minute or until just fragrant.
Add the chicken broth, plum tomatoes with their juices, and the tomato paste.
Crush the tomatoes slightly with your spoon.
Break the spaghetti in half and add it to the pot, making sure it is submerged in the liquid.
Stir everything together and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, cover the pot and reduce the heat to low.
Simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
Chop the fresh herbs and stir them in. Taste for seasoning.
Note: there will be extra liquid left in the pot. This is normal. The pasta will continue to absorb the liquid, especially if you are serving later on.