Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet

I’m back with another amazing one skillet dinner! This Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet is a quick and easy dinner that’s packed with veggies, noodles and sausage in an aromatic and creamy tomato sauce.

This Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet dinner recipe is super quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

When I was younger my parents both worked full time. Dinner was typically make-ahead casseroles or hamburger helper.

My dad was usually home before my mom, and I always loved helping him make those quick weeknight dinners. Hamburger helper was his specialty, and that’s exactly what this dinner reminds me of.

Only better. Way better.

This Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet dinner recipe is super quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

Start off by browning some sausage in a skillet. Ground beef would work too, but I like the aromatic spices that come in sausage.

Toss in some diced peppers and onions. My kids love bell peppers, so it’s easy for me to sneak those in one skillet dinners like this. You could also try adding in veggies like green beans, broccoli, or leaving out the veggies altogether.

This Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet dinner recipe is super quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

Toss in the uncooked noodles. YES, uncooked! That’s what is so awesome about these one skillet dinners, the noodles get cooked in the sauce, making them so much more flavorful.

Add some marniara sauce and chicken broth.

This Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet dinner recipe is super quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

Top off the saucy skillet with some shredded mozzarella and you’re all set!

This Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet dinner recipe is super quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

Dinner comes together so quick! My kids loved this one so much that we’ve included it in our monthly meal rotation.

Obviously being a food blogger means I’ve got a bajillion meals in rotation… but this one is so easy, I’ll gladly make it weekly!

This Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet dinner recipe is super quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

You’re going to love this one!

HELPFUL PRODUCTS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:

Make sure you don’t miss a thing! Follow I Wash You Dry here:
FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | BLOGLOVIN

Print

Cheesy Sausage and Macaroni Skillet

This saucy and cheesy one skillet dinner comes together so quick! It’s perfect for busy weeknights!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 min.
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 purple onion, diced
  • 2 cups large macaroni noodles
  • 24oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet cook the sausage on medium heat until crumbled and browned. Drain off any fat.
  2. Return skillet to heat and stir in peppers, onion, dried macaroni, marinara sauce, chicken broth and Italian Seasoning. Stir and bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, covered, for about 18 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  3. Add the heavy cream and mozzarella and stir well, until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Enjoy!

Keywords: cheese, sausage, macaroni, one skillet, peppers, marinara sauce, easy, quick

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
13 Responses
  1. Barbara

    Just noticed you call for large macaroni noodles….I have regular (smaller size) macaroni noodles. Should I increase the measurement to 3 cups?

      1. Barbara

        By the way, your site is my go to dinner planning tool. Just love the tasty and easy recipes! Keep up the good work!
        -all the way from Toronto, Canada

  2. TammyO

    This turned out very well. Something the whole family will eat, and it really came together fast! Thank you for the recipe! We will be making it again!

Leave a Reply

Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

I Wash You Dry Newsletter

Popular Categories