veggie and sausage pasta skillet

Veggie and Sausage Pasta Skillet

  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x


Need dinner on the table in a hurry? This veggie and sausage pasta skillet is just what you need! Fine garlic sausage mixed with cauliflower, peas and pasta, all smothered in a lightened up cream sauce. 



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb Grimm’s fine garlic sausage, sliced into 1/2” rounds
  • 3 cups short-cut pasta*
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup chicken stock (sub for veggie)
  • 2 cups 1% milk**
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • optional: crispy onions, black pepper, for garnish


  1. Heat a large 12″ skillet or fry pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Allow the oil to heat up for 1-2 minutes before adding the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes before adding the sausage rounds. Fry the sausage until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the pasta, cauliflower, stock, milk and flour. Stir everything together until combined, being sure the flour is thoroughly dispersed into the liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn down to simmer over low-medium heat for 10-11 minutes, or until the pasta is fork-tender.*** Keep the lid on, with a slight crack to allow steam to escape.
  3. Turn the heat to low, and add the frozen peas and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes. Serve immediately, topping with crispy onions and black pepper for garnish.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container, for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 2 months. Store the leftovers without the crispy onions.


* I used orecchiette pasta, but you can use any short-cut pasta you like (bow tie pasta, fiorelli, etc)

**Sub for unsweetened almond milk if dairy-free.

***If the liquid has evaporated before the pasta is cooked, add a bit more stock to continue cooking.

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: one pan

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