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Spicy Sausage and Pasta Casserole

A saucy cheese pasta is studded with chunks of smoked sausage for a quick & easy casserole any night.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced into coins
  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes & green chilies
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions


  • Over medium high heat, add olive oil to a dutch oven and toss with smoke sausage and onions. Saute until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, only about 30 seconds.
  • Add in broth, tomatoes, half and half, pasta, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until pasta is tender.
  • Remove the pot from heat and stir in 1 cup of cheese.
  • Transfer to a casserole or baking dish and top with remaining cup of cheese and scallions. Broil until cheese is slightly browned and bubbly.
  • Serve & enjoy!