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

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

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Hi! Welcome to my blog! I’m Sarah– I do part-time job at a kindergarten and in my free time i love to cook, take photos and go jogging. I'm recipe developer, photographer, writer, and taste tester behind this blog. I develop my recipes and photos through good old fashioned trial and error, some days I have more success than others, as you can judge by the photos here. Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and stay with me awhile, poke through recipes, pick your favourite and reach out to me if you have any questions!

96 thoughts on “One Pot Kielbasa Pasta

  1. Made it last week my Wife loved it had it for lunch the next day and I must say it was better the next day

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. I also made this with my own modifications.

      I added to the ingredients
      An extra 1/2 cup cheese (mixed in)
      1/8 tsp cayenne
      1/2 tsp Chili powder
      1/2 small bag of spinach

      This recipe is really tasty and super easy to make to your family’s taste!

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 !!

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ! 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!

  16. This is my second night in a week making it. My boyfriend loves it!! It’s going to be a regular dish on the menu!!

  17. Tonight is the 2nd time I’m making this. It’s so delicious and my whole family loves it! Thank you for this recipe!

  18. 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.

  19. 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!!!

  20. 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!!

  21. 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!

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

  23. I substituted the sausage with tofurky vegetarian kielbasa and it was super yummy and so easy! I also cooked the pasta a little before adding it to the skillet which was good

  24. Made this tonight and it was great! Easy and a great meal for work left overs. Definitely will be making this again. Thanks for the recipe!

  25. My hubby LOVES kielbasa, but I’ve never been a big fan. Until now! This dish is absolutely amazing and my husband, one year old and I made this a weekly recipe!

  26. Made this dish just a few minutes again and I thought it was delicious. Made it for the family but some didn’t care for the sausage but loved the noodles and sauce mixture.I will definitely make this again just a single serve and store in freezer for lunch for work but I Loved it. Thank you.

  27. Made this for dinner and my family loved it – only variation was I added a tsp of cayenne pepper to the dish. My daughter took the rest to school for leftovers and asked I make the dish regularly.

  28. I love everything about this! Your pictures are so stunning! Great recipe. Already made it and it was perfect. Thanks, for sharing this kielbasa pasta recipe with us.

  29. Loved the idea of this recipe, but making again, I would def boil the noodles beforehand in a separate pot. Too starchy for me.

  30. Just made it tonight….. frankly logged it!!! I didn’t have any kielbasa, so I used spicy smoked sausage, added some pork chunks left over from dinner, used Rotel canned tomatoes, and added broccoli florets….. it looked so pretty!!!! It was so easy and by the time I let the pasta cook…. no more dishes in the sink!!! Thank you for an amazing recipe!!! I’d send you a picture, but it doesn’t allow me to add a pic!!! Thank you again!!!!

  31. I know you posted this like three years ago but this is legit my family’s favorite recipe. Husband asks for it all the time!! So good.

  32. Tonite will be about the 10th time we have made this. With 12 yr old and 21 yr old sons at home I am now on triple batches. IF there is any left over( and that’s a big IF, it is eaten the next day

  33. This was really great! I didn’t have canned tomatoes, so I diced some cherry tomatoes and let them simmer for a little bit before adding the pasta, then I threw in a handful of spinach during the las my few minutes of simmering- what a versatile dish! fantastic:)

  34. 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

  35. I made this tonight. We loved it. Flavor was great. Only thing I will change next time is cooking noodles separetely. Quite a few didn’t cook right even though I did my best to make sure they were covered. Will make again.

  36. Very good. I used half the sausage and three different cheeses. I had small amounts of a Mexican blend and Pepper Jack and I used about a half cup of cheddar. We will make this again.

  37. Wow, this was really delicious! Super easy to make! I have a house of picky eaters , so I omitted the onions sans tomatoes. Like some of the other reviewers, I switched cheddar cheese for Parmesan. Super easy and delicious! Will definitely be making this again.

  38. OMG YUMMM! This recipe was SO great, def a keeper and will be in heavy rotation.
    I cooked recipe as written but added some diced bell peppers and cajun seasoning. At the end of the time, i wanted my pasta a bit less aldente, so I added another 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1/2 almond milk to further let it cook.
    I substituted almond milk and sour cream for heavy cream

  39. I don’t typically comment on recipes however this was so amazing I couldn’t not chime in! Usually when I say I found a recipe on Pinterest my husband rolls his eyes. For the first time ever, the first words out of his mouth were “this is good!” One question, has anyone tried freezing this for an easy meal later? We are expecting and I’m trying to stock the freezer!

  40. family loved it but i had to drain out a bunch of liquid. way too much made it soupy. added parm cheese to try to thicken it. My daughter wants it in her recipe book ! thank you!

  41. Just made this tonight for a quick dinner. My kids are picky so I left out the onions and used onion powder instead, pureed the tomatoes and added a little extra pasta to absorb it. It really turned out great. I cant believe how simple it was and flavorful. I would definitely make this again.

  42. I’m the cook in the house. And this is my go to favorite dish. I probably made this dish a dozen times and my wife LOVES IT! She is a picky eater and doesn’t like tomatoes but she will eat this. Thank you for the recipe.

  43. This was a very flavorful dish. I made it exactly as recipe said and loved it. So simple yet good. Hubby loved it and said it was delish next day for lunch.

  44. I know this recipe was posted 6 years ago but I just discovered it and I’m so glad that I did. This recipe is so easy and quite delicious! My whole family loved it. It’s perfect just as written. I used Rotel for the tomatoes and half and half for the milk/cream because that’s what I had on hand. It turned out great. Highly recommend. This will be added to my regular menu rotation for sure.

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