Cajun Sausage and Pasta Skillet

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 12-16 ounces smoked sausage
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced or pressed
  • 1 bell pepper , roughly chopped
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 1-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning. How much to add depends on the brand you use and the heat level your family enjoys. I used the full 3 teaspoons
  • 3 cups penne pasta
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a 10 or 12 inch skillet with a lid
  2. Slice the sausage into rings
  3. Cook the sausage, garlic, onion, and bell pepper for 4-5 minutes or until the sausage is brown and the vegetables are tender
  4. Sprinkle with the seasoning
  5. Add the pasta and chicken broth
  6. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer
  7. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, or until pasta is tender and most of the broth is absorbed
  8. Whisk together the milk and cornstarch
  9. Add to pasta and sausage
  10. Cook for another 3-5 minutes or until a sauce is formed