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Johnsonville(R) One-Pan Italian Recipe

Johnsonville® One-Pan Italian

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"Johnsonville® Sausage makes good pasta GREAT!"

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  1. In a large skillet, add sausage, breaking into bite-sized pieces. Cook over medium heat until browned and no longer pink; drain. Add pasta sauce and water; bring to a boil. Add spaghetti. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring often.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 16, 2012

Very good. Husband & kiddo gave this thumbs up.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2014

It had a gluey consistency because of cooking the pasta in with the sauce and water. It felt like I was eating red wallpaper paste with dots of sausage thrown in. I added a little more water and sauce to try to loosen things up more but this dish just didn't work for me.


52 Ratings

Mar 26, 2013

I have to admit, I'm shocked to be giving this 5 stars! I'm not a sausage fan and was reluctant to try this, but decided to give it a shot based on the ease of preparation and other reviews. It was ready in less than 15 minutes, from start to plating AND I went back for more. I did use the sweet sausage, as it's what I had on hand, and used 2 links, rather than the whole package (though, Mr. LTH said he would have liked more). You really can't go wrong w/this for a last minute weeknight meal. THANKS, Johnsonville!

Mar 18, 2013

This is a great busy weekday meal! We love anything with Johnsonville Italian Sausage, and this did not disappoint. I thought that it seemed like a lot of water, but it turned out great!

Mar 13, 2013

Amazing! My motto is, "Think like a lazy man, you'll get the job done easier." This recipe is easy and another, "Why didn't I think of that method of cooking spaghetti?" As I made this I'm thinking it's going to be soup! Not! It's too good to be true. I use a 26.5oz can of plain traditional spaghetti sauce and the sausage delivered the rest of the flavor. Come on I dare you to try this. It's so easy to make for those lazy days and turns out perfect. A keeper for sure.

Mar 17, 2013

This was AMAZING! You'd never guess it only had four ingredients, and one of those is water! I don't care for a lot of ground meat in dishes, so I doubled everything except the sausage and there was still plenty of meat to be satisfying. This will definitely be repeated in our home on a regular basis!

Oct 30, 2013

I've been cooking for years, and spaghetti is my usual "I need something quick and easy for a weeknight because I'm exhausted" dish. I just HATE the clean up afterwards. I can smack myself now because this is genius! I mean, why haven't I thought of this years ago!? I seasoned the sauce to my liking, and the Italian sausage was a new twist! I usually just use ground beef, but the sausage adds more flavor (I used mild ground Italian from Johnsonville). My family loved it, and my toddler had seconds. I paired it with garlic cheese fries, because I did not feel like making garlic bread. YUM!! Only one dish too! What's not to love?!?!

Mar 13, 2013

Love this recipe. Have been making variations of this "helper meal" for some time but have never tried the sausage before. Nice starting point for adding more veges, adjust liquids as needed.


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  • Calories
  • 675 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 37.5 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 26.9 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1658 mg
  • 66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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