Tomato Basil Sausage and Pasta Skillet

Pasta skillet made with sweet German smoked sausage, tomatoes, basil, leeks, and creamy sauce.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta, sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • 10 oz of pasta dry (choose penne, rotini, or something similar)
  • 14 oz Sweet German smoked sausage choose another smoked sausage if preferred
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil for cooking
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 large leek green cut off, sliced thin
  • 0.75 oz basil leaves minced
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes drained
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to the package instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet through over medium heat.
  3. Add oil, onion and leek to the skillet and saute until transparent.
  4. Take casing off sausage, chop it and add it to the skillet. Cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Mix in cooked pasta.
  6. Add drained, diced tomatoes and pressed garlic. Mix well.
  7. Add salt and cracked peppercorns to taste. Cook for a few minutes, stirring often.
  8. Add heavy cream, tomato sauce, and minced basil, mix well, and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  9. Take off heat. Top off with some mozzarella cheese as serving.

Recipe Notes

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