One Pot Kielbasa Pasta

It’s a cheesy pasta dish with Kielbasa sausage and garnished with chopped scallions. Enjoy! #pasta #onepot #kielbasa #dinner

You all aren’t sick of pasta or dinners by now, are ya? Good, because last week when I went to the grocery store, I noticed that pasta was on sale.
The whole “Buy 4 for $3.00 package” dream come true…or at least in my eyes. And I took kielbasa sausage too, $2 for one pound, seems like a fairly good deal to me, plus It’s a fun ingredient to alternate between our typical chicken or ground beef dinners.

I’m not sure if many of you cook dinner with kielbasa/smoked sausage, but there are lots of things you can do with smoked kielbasa/sausage.  So I thought maybe I could offer a idea that will inspire you to come up with totally new dinner. This recipe made dinner time a snap, it really is a throw together kind of meal because it all comes together in just one pan, and it does taste good and makes a lot!

Conclusion – If You Are In a Hurry and have a big family, or hungry teenagers, this would be perfect, and it’s not too expensive to make either.

One Pot Kielbasa Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-5


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb smoked kielbasa or turkey/chicken sausage sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1.5 cups diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz dry pasta(small pasta)
  • 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper, each
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions, for garnish


  1. Add olive oil to a 4-5 quart saute pan over medium high heat.
  2. Fry the smoked kielbasa and onions.
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, heavy cream, pasta, and seasonings.
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes, or untill pasta is tender.
  6. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
  7. Top with remaining cheese and cover until cheese is melted, spotty brown, and bubbly.
  8. Sprinkle with sliced scallions and serve.
  9. This only makes 4 large servings, so if you are feeding a larger group or want leftovers,I'd recommend doubling the recipe, it's well worth it! Enjoy!


It’s a cheesy pasta dish with Kielbasa sausage and garnished with chopped scallions. Enjoy! #pasta #onepot #kielbasa #dinner

About Sarah Kozowski

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60 thoughts on “One Pot Kielbasa Pasta

  1. Made this tonight and it was YUMMY! I used the small penne pasta and a can of the diced tomatoes with peppers and celery. Next time I think I’ll leave out the cheese though, tasted it before I put it in and it was just as delicious!

  2. This looks like a great weeknight recipe that everyone in my family will like – thanks for sharing – pinned. Stopping by from Super Sat. link party.

  3. I made this tonight with a few modifications! I omitted the tomatoes, added some red bell pepper, and used Parmesan cheese instead of cheddar. It was delicious! Great to have a recipe that’s great as written or modified!

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  5. Love the simplicity of this recipe. I had to modify to use ingredients on hand -subbed rotel &used a can of cream of chicken instead of cream. I do prefer parboiling the pasta first, but otherwise this is becoming a regular meal for me!

    1. I thought the same thing about cooking the pasta first. When I add raw pasta to anything it’s tooooooo starchy.

  6. Dear God! I read this recipe and thought it would be delicious just with the ingredients involved, however I had no idea how good this was going to be! I was absolutely stunned and how delicious this dish was.

  7. Don’t cook anything with chicken anymore will it taste just as good,if I use beef broth instead ?? Cant wait to try this recipe.. Thanks !!

  8. This was amazing. I used diced tomatoes with green chilies; my 6 year old loved it and requested this another night. Can’t wait for my husband to get home to eat.

  9. I am making this tonight ! I’m sure it will be flavorful and delicious ! ( I am substituting cheddar brats for the keilbasa, and salsa for the tomatoes, cuz that’s what I have on hand. Looking forward to it ! 🙂

  10. This was so good! I used sundried tomato chicken sausage which went nicely with the dish. I also added extra milk and tomatoes and then thickened it with some cornstarch once the pasta was cooked to get more of an extra creamy sauce. I will definitely be making this again!

  11. I made this for dinner tonight and the family loved it! Hubby said it was a keeper recipe, which means, it was delicious =) I didn’t have canned diced tomato, so I just cut fresh ones up to meet the quantity and used linguine noodles because I didn’t have little noodles either. I added about two cups of extra water for the noodles to cook through. Otherwise I followed the recipe and loved it!!!!!
    Thank you

  12. I made this last night and it was fantastic. Very tasty. I will definitely be making this again! I used half & half In place of milk. Flavor was great. Awesome recipe Sarah!

  13. Made this tonight and it was a big hit with all but one of my picky grandkids who wouldnt try it . the rest came back for seconds. Very quick and tasty!

  14. I switched it up a bit… I don’t like tomatoes so puréed them, added a can of peas and some cajun seasoning… Hubby loves it! Thank you!!

  15. This is a fantastic quick, easy and budget friendly meal.

    Like others, I added a few things like Italian spices, red wine & hint of sugar in order to tame that acidic taste from the tomatoes.

    This meals is full of flavour and will also be a regular on our weekly dinner rotation.

    Thanks for sharing.

  16. OMG, juz made this today, it is soooo good! I followed directions exactly n at 1st I didn’t think it would turn out with the cream n tomatoes but adding the cheese brought it all around then adding green onions make it even better! Thank you for bringing this recipe to my page!!!

  17. I made this twice this week, once w kielbasa and the next w shrimp and andouille sausage….omg so delicious both times!! very easy and great for leftovers!!

  18. My current obsession is making one pot pasta meals – this might be the best one so far! And it’s super easy. My kids loved it. I used chicken-apple sausage from Sam’s for the win!

  19. I made this today, and it was really easy, very tasty and the whole family loved it!! It’s a keeper

  20. I made this tonight, on the request of the teenager who had been scouring pinterest.

    I have added a whole container of baby spinached chopped up to it near the end (since spinach cooks quickly) With the flavors already involved, i think spinach will complement it nicely.

    I cant wait to try it

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