This Chicken Apple Sausage One Pan Pasta is one of my favorite go-to meals. You’re love this one pot dish that’s full of flavor and so easy to make!

Hey there, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I’m so excited to bring you this tasty recipe for Chicken Apple Sausage One Pan Pasta!

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage | Inspired by Charm

Chicken Apple Sausage One Pan Pasta:

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday. I was WAY behind in my bookkeeping (my least favorite part about being self-employed), so I spent most of the day catching up on that. Before I knew it, the clock read 7 PM, and the day was gone. Apparently time also flies when you’re not having fun.

Lately I’ve been planning some ideas for fall decor, and in all honesty, I’m really stressed out about it. In the past, I didn’t do much indoor fall decorating. This year, however, I’m participating in a fall home tour, so I thought a few touches here and there would be good.

I’m trying to stay away from super country decor (which I love) because I don’t think it will work with my current style. So, in addition to my bookkeeping catch up yesterday, I spray painted some gourds. I’m not sure I like the results, but regardless of what I decide about them, the Fall Tour will be live next Wednesday, so you’ll see what I’ve come up with then.

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage | Inspired by Charm  

Having said all that, I thought I’d take a break from decorating today and make something delicious to deal with my stress. Over the past month I’ve seen countless one pan pasta dishes on the Web. I try to stay away from recipes that contain mostly pasta, because as you know, I live by myself, love pasta, and don’t know when enough pasta is enough. However, I’ve been dying to try one of these recipes, so I figured I’d cook up a batch today and portion it out the rest of the week. (Unless I still can’t figure out my fall decor, stress out, and eat it all in one sitting.) I’m making One Pan Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta.\

How to Make Chicken Apple Sausage One Pan Pasta

I’ve changed things up a bit and am using one of my favorite sausages – chicken apple. There is something about the flavor combo that I just love. Plus, it seems especially fitting for fall.

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage | Inspired by Charm

What I love most about this recipe is that it comes together SO quickly. I kid you not. Thirty minutes tops. It’s all done in one pan, so cleanup is a breeze as well. And on top of all that, this recipe is super flavorful. The pasta actually cooks in chicken stock, cream, and the juice from the tomatoes. Yum!

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage | Inspired by Charm

The variations to this recipe are endless. Throw in any type of sausage or meat and feel free to add whatever veggies you like. You can even switch up the cheese. I’m already thinking about using steak, Gorgonzola, and sun-dried tomatoes the next time I make this. Sounds like heaven in a pan!

Whatever you decide to put in, give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage | Inspired by Charm

Chicken Apple Sausage One Pan Pasta Recipe:

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken apple sausage, one pan, pasta
Servings: 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
This Chicken Apple Sausage One Pan Pasta is one of my favorite go-to meals. You're love this one pot dish that's full of flavor and so easy to make!


  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken apple sausage - sliced
  • 1/2 large onion - chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 granny smith apple - chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz)tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces pasta - (I used Cellentani.)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese - shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions - sliced thinly for garnish


  • n a large oven-safe pan / skillet, add olive oil and set the temperature to medium high heat. Add in the onions and sausage and cook for about 5 minutes until brown. Then, put in the garlic and apples, cooking for about another minute.
  • Next, add the chicken broth, canned tomatoes, heavy cream, pasta, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil; then reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and let simmer until the pasta is cooked al dente.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add 1/2 cup of cheese to the pasta. Stir to combine. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese. Broil in the oven until the cheese melted.
  • Serve up, garnish with sliced green onions, and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 491kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 23gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 1173mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 763IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 2mg
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  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom at

    oh my lord. . just saw this on Instagram and had to check out the recipe. I am SO trying this. yes to the chicken apple sausage and I am so intrigued by the granny smith apples! love that!

    • Mary at

      SO GOOD!! It is better than it looks and so easy.
      Tons of flavor. I used fire roasted tomatoes with green chili’s and gives it some kick.

  • Courtney @ Pizzazzerie at

    This looks awesome! I love anything “one pan” or “one pot”! Yummy!

  • April was in CT now CA at

    Oh my word, WHAT. I can’t wait to try this, love that there is apple in it!

  • 204 Park at

    Oh my gosh this post made me lol – not because of your stress (not fun) – but I too cannot be trusted to make pasta too often, I tend to eat it ALL! But this looks so ridiculously delish, I’ve definitely just printed this off to try this week- thanks for sharing, and can’t wait to see your home tour! XO, D

  • Trish at

    Great recipe! I made this tonight. I forgot to add the cheese, but it was really tasty without it. Next time I’m going to try adding spinach &/or artichoke hearts. And maybe swap greek yogurt for the cream….or not 😉
    Quick, easy, tasty and one dirty pan…that’s a keeper recipe! Thanks!

  • Trish at

    Forgot to say…I used Gluten-free fusilli pasta and it worked beautifully. 2

  • Patty at

    I’m making this dish right now! I substituted half & half for the heavy cream, so I’ll let you know. What size is you pan Michael? I need to invest in a nice big pan like yours!

    • Susan Zabolotzky at

      Great one pot recipe. I loved the sweet and savory combination. Plus it was done in under 45 minutes!

    • Tracy Lynn Smiles at

      How did subbing half and half for cream work out?

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        It should be a fine substitute. It will just be a touch less creamy.

        xo Michael

  • Patty at

    p.s. It’s not 4am in California! Lol

  • Anjie Behunin at

    Thank you SO much for sharing this! We used this recipe for a One Pot Cook Off at our camp out this weekend and….. WE WON! It was so delicious, even my picky 11 year old son wants me to make it again at home. All of the flavors go together SO nicely, even those that think the apple is a weird ingredient loved it!

    Thanks again Michael!

  • Jessica A. at

    Made this tonight. Subbed half and half for heavy cream and didn’t add the apple because I knew my husband wouldn’t like it. Glad I didn’t add though, because it was the perfect amount of sweet with a little spice. Apple would have messed with that balance in my opinion. But loved this new twist on one pot pasta! Thanks 🙂

  • Tammy at

    Ever since I read this post, I’ve been thinking about this dish. Finally made it tonight, and it was FABULOUS. My husband can’t stop talking about it.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You are so welcome, Tammy! I’m glad you both loved it so much. It’s easily become one of my favorites too!

      xo Michael

  • Jennifer at

    All I can say is WOW. This dish is absolutely AMAZING! If you’re hesitating on making this, JUST DO IT (as Nike would say). The only negative thing I have to say is regarding the instructions. The recipe calls for 1 (14.5 oz) can of tomatoes and green chilies but no where in the directions does it say to put the green chilies in, so I got a little confused. I had initially bought 1 (14.5 oz can) of diced tomatoes as well as 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced green chilies but I only used half of each and it turned out PERFECT!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂

  • Jen at

    Thanks for the delicious recipe Michael! The chicken apple sausage is so good. My boyfriend and I had two servings each at dinner last night and I had it for lunch today. Thanks again!

  • Melissa at

    I made this tonight and it is delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Kristy at

    Love Love Love! I added some spinach to it for veggies for my kiddos! They loved it!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Great idea Kristy! I’ll have to try that.

      xo Michael

  • Theresa at

    Tried this tonight and it’s super yummy! I thought I had diced tomatoes so o skipped buying them at the store. Come home to find a 15oz can of tomato sauce so I used that instead plus a small can of green chiles. Still yummy!

  • Melissa at

    Made this for dinner last night and it is delicious! I used mild Rotel for the tomatoes, but for me it is still very spicy. I recommend adding, for that step, that if people are sensitive to spicy foods they need to use just plain tomatoes or they can drain the juice which has a lot of the heat, and make up for it with 1/2 c. more chicken stock. I plain to drain the juice next time, but I will be making this again. 🙂

  • sherry moon at

    would like to make your Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta one pan dish but I have never heard of Chicken Apple Sausage. Can I just substitute regular sausage and will it taste the same.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Sherry, I really like the Chicken Apple Sausage in this recipe. You can certainly make any substitutions however I would expect it to change the taste. Surprising, Chicken Apple Sausage is available in most places today. In fact, I got mine at Walmart!

      Hope that helps.

      xo Michael

  • Cathy C. at

    This was so good! My whole family gobbled it up. Thank you so much.

  • Nikki at

    Thank you for this recipe! It looked wonderful, and I pinned it and showed it to my boyfriend. We decided to make it last night and it smelled amazing cooking, and he fell into a happy food coma after eating it- That’s a sign of success in our house!

    We used a very flat, shallow pan and ended up needing to add more broth a few times- I’m wondering if it was the shape of pan that made a difference- what kind of pan do you use? We started lusting over it when we read the recipe.

    I think this will be a great recipe to teach his son, as well, because most ingredients are ones at home already, and though there is some prep, it really is minimal when you consider HOW MUCH FOOD this makes! We have leftovers for miles!
    I think adding frozen (or fresh) peas to this dish would add some good flavor, if you want to add a vegetable in there. Maybe omit the apple and add peas if it’s too sweet for you, but I think we will just add them over here 🙂

    Thank you again- good, solid comfort food and the only cleanup being the cutting board, knife, and pot- perfect. <3

  • Eileen at

    I use Aidells chicken apple sausage for quality; the Wacky Mac colorful spirals for fun; potato peeled strips of zucchini for healthiness; a small fresh diced jalapeno pepper in the saute mix for more spice; and I skip the apple. I DON’T skip the real cream 🙂

  • Babi at

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! I’m making it for the second time, my family loved it! It’s so simple and easy and so yummy! This one will definitely go in our family favorites!

  • Amber DeGrace at

    I made this last night, as spelled out in your recipe. And it was fab! I used D’Artagnan chicken and apple sausage. So. Good. Cheers!

  • nancy @ owen's olivia at

    Wow! This was amazing!!! I had to substitute for what I had on hand. Ultimate comfort food and definite recipe keeper.

    Subbed the apple with a red pepper, the pasta for rotini pasta, and the monterey jack with mozzarella.

    Thank you!


    Just made this and it was INCREDIBLE!! I didn’t have the Granny Smith apple so I left that out, but it was still amazing. I can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I will make this again and again! Thanks!

  • Melissa Tawney at

    Delicious! Made this last night using Sprouts French apple chicken sausage. Definitely a keeper on my dinner menu.

  • Julie at

    I love that comment about time! That was so funny! Also good looking dish. Nice website too. Good luck with the fall decor. I also tend to like country looking fall decor but it doesn’t match with my style either. Maybe it’s just a fall thing!

  • Wallace @youbfit at

    I’ve been looking at the picture of this recipe for quite some time and finally decided to make it today and it was fantastic! Thank you for posting the recipe. I will definitely pass it along

  • cv at

    Just made this tonight. AWESOME!! I used beef smoked sausage (it was what was in the fridge) and pepper jack in place of the Monterey Jack. Will absolutely make this again. Thank you for sharing.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks!

      xo Michael

  • Kelly at

    I made this one night for my family. Unfortunately, my young boys wouldn’t eat it, but they are both picky eaters. I really liked it, with the exception of the sausage. I’m not big on sausage to begin with, and just didn’t really like the brand that I bought. My mother liked it, except for the kick from the tomatoes with chilis (she’s very sensitive to spice). Overall I think it’s a great recipe. I plan to try it again using a different sausage and maybe just regular canned tomatoes. I think I will definitely miss the chilis, but we’ll see!

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  • Tami at

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! My kids absolutely loved it. I will definitely be making it again! Simple, easy, delicious, and it made a ton!

  • Kris in FL at

    I made as written and there was too much pasta and it was too much work. I won’t bother again.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

      xo Michael

  • Michelle Green at

    I made this for dinner and OMG this was delicious.

  • Jessica at

    This dish is great! I didn’t have half of the ingredients so I had to swap a few ingredients and it still turned out great! I made it with whole wheat penne, gala Apple, yellow bell pepper and a bit of chipotle in adobo. I also didn’t have heavy cream so I used milk and a bit of cream cheese to thicken it up. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Robin Blaney at

    I made this using brussell sprouts, no apple, and cheddar instead of Jack. OMG it was soooo good. A huge hit!

  • Al at

    I’ve never posted a comment on any blog, but I had to comment on this recipe. This has become one of my go to recipes. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and perfect for when I’m craving comfort food!
    The recipe by itself is great, but I occasionally add all the pasta with a little extra of both liquids and tons of cheese 🙂

  • Jen at

    I realize this is a silly question but am I adding the pasta cooked or is it cooking in the liquids I have added to the pan? Thanks!

  • Giovanna at

    Have made this twice! It was a hit with all the kids and husband! WIN! Thanks!

  • Danae at

    Do you peel the apple or leave the skin on?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I left it on, but you’re welcome to peel.


  • Melissa at

    I love this recipe. I was wondering how i could make it more saucey. I want to make this for a potluck lunch so I will have to make the dish the night before and I’m afraid the meal will dry up overnight in the fridge. Can anyone help…. thank you.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey there! So, the sauce comes from the broth, tomatoes, and cream. You’d have to just add more of each of those ingredients to add more sauce. Maybe a little more cheese too for thickness. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

  • Paula at

    Hi Michael! This looks like a great recipe and I would like to make it for my sister-in-law who is having foot surgery. Is it freezeable, and, after thawing would you just heat it up? In oven??

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I haven’t frozen this myself. I’m not sure how it would freeze.

      xo Michael

      • Paula at

        thanks for replying!

  • Cheryl at

    I think I’m going to looooove this, its got all my favorites especially the Apple chicken sausage😃

  • Susie at

    Tried this with ground beef and added cream cheese! This is a great recipe and so easy to play around with. SO good!!! Thank you

  • Sharon at

    This is a fabulous and fairly easy fall dish. I am huge fan of chicken apple sausage so I knew it would be a winner. I did partially cook the pasta and omit the scallions. My husband loved. We have been married 34 years – by all accounts I am a very good cook – and this is the first time ever he has asked to take left overs to work for lunch.

  • Nicole at

    This recipe has made its way into our regular rotation. I love that it’s one-pan, quick, and family friendly. Instead of the tomatoes with chilies, I use a can of diced tomatoes and add whatever kind of peppers are around. Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  • Karen at

    Great meal! I left off the apple and added the juice from the tomatoes rather than the tomatoes and Chiles since I have a picky son. I also boiled the pasta prior to adding it to the sausage and added tony chacheres seasoning to it. Turned out very tasty! Will make again!

  • Janet D. at

    Yesterday I was searching for something for dinner. So I googled “chicken sausage recipes” and stumbled across this. Made it for dinner last night and it was awesome! My local Smiths store doesn’t carry the tomatoes with green chilis (probably because New Mexicans are very particular about their green chilis 🙂 ) so I had to improvise using a can of tomatoes and a diced jalapeno. Other than that, I used half and half for the heavy cream. (Girl’s gotta watch her figure!) Can’t wait to have leftovers tonight. Pasta is usually better the second night. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Stephanie R at

    I’ve made this several times and it’s excellent. Tonight I made it in the Zavor multicooker. After adding the pasta, cook at high pressure for 3 minutes and do a quick release. I used a pasta that cooks at 10-12 minutes on stovetop. For other pastas, take the shorter cooking time, divide in half, and subtract 2. (10 minutes stovetop divided by 2 = 5, 5-2 = 3 minutes.

  • Kate at

    I have to be honest, I was extremely nervous about how all of these flavors were going to come together as I watched the pan boil while it was cooking the pasta. I thought, but there was no way that this was going to be good, I was already thinking what I could quickly throw together for Plan B. But here I am, picking at the pot, it’s so tasty and somehow everything comes together really really well!! I had to make a few substitutions, chickpea pasta for regular, salsa for rotel tomagos, cheddar cheese for mont Jack, and cream cheese for heavy cream but I am loving the results, and am sorry for doubting!! I will make the right way (didn’t want to brave the rain for the right ingredients I didn’t have. Thanks so much for sharing this creativity.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. This is the best! Thank you for giving the recipe a try. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      xo Michael

  • Christine at

    Why did mine turn out so watery? 😫

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Not enough pasta? Not cooked long enough? I’m not sure. Sorry it didn’t turn out for you.

      xo Michael

  • JB at

    Found your recipe when hunting for something yummy to make with chicken apple sausage. I decided to shop my pantry instead of buying the items I didn’t have, and that turned out to be basically everything lol. A splash of apple juice instead of diced apple, half a random box of pasta, fresh tomato with a few glugs of hot sauce instead of tomatoes with chilis, half & half plus cream cheese instead of cream, and cheddar instead of jack cheese, and added peas because the whole thing was going off the rails anyway.

    Well, you know this is a great recipe when it can survive MAJOR substitutions and still come out delicious! Thanks for the tasty meal I was able to scrounge up with this as a guideline, and looking forward to trying it again as written. 🙂

  • Layla at

    Major miss. Way too much broth. Flavor was okay but it was soooo runny. I followed this almost exactly but it looked nothing like the photos 🙁

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m so sorry the recipe didn’t turn out for you Layla. I’m not sure what could have happened. Perhaps the type of pasta? Thanks for your honest feedback!

      xo Michael

  • Celina at

    This was so good! I was searching for something to make with my Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage from Costco and I followed the instructions with the exception of the heavy whipping cream (I used half and half). I used Rotel w/green chilis and drained the liquid after reading a comment about it being too spicy. It wasn’t too heavy like some other pasta recipes I’ve used. The kids and my husband loved it! I’ll be adding this to my rotation..maybe add some peas next time. Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Celina! Thank you for sharing your unique changes.

      xo Michael

  • Jo at

    So so so good! I had a little cream left over from a baking experiment and some Trader Joe’s chicken apple sausage that had been in the freezer a LONG time. Well, everything came out great, and the whole family enjoyed!! The only thing I omitted was the cheese because I’m not personally a fan, but everyone else put some shredded mozzarella and parmesan on top and stirred it in while still hot on their own plates. Thanks for a creative and fun, easy to make recipe!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!!

      xo Michael

  • Janet at

    I wanted to tell you…I was so skeptical yet so intrigued by this recipe, but after reading all of the comments, I decided to give it a shot. My husband and I LOVED it! The ingredient combination sounds a bit strange, but it all comes together so deliciously! My heat sensitive son was not a fan of the green chilis so I’ll either leave them out or make him a PB&J! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  • Kellie Clairmont at

    WOWWWW this was awesome! I was trying to stretch a meal and I found some chicken apple sausage buried in the freezer but had no clue what to do with it. I found your recipe, had everything in the fridge and pantry and it made the most delicious lunch for me and my family! Definitely making again thank you for posting!

  • Nance J Deichman at

    This recipe is absolutely delicious! Never used chicken sausage before, but it sure makes the house smell good. I almost don’t want to make this dish too often because I don’t want my taste buds to tire of it–as if that would be possible. My husband and I love it!

  • April at

    This is so delicious!! I forgot to take chicken out to thaw and only had chicken apple sausage available. I stumbled across this recipe and I’m so glad I did. I had to substitute a lot to make it work and it’s still amazing. My kids are eating this up and my husband too. Thank you for this one pot wonder!

  • Denise Clark at

    I was skeptical but curious so I had to try this.
    These combinations work!! My picky husband liked this. I will definitely make this again

  • LauraLaLa at

    Oh my!! This is good! A favorite fir sure!

  • Brittney at

    Made this tonight with some apple sausage my husband picked up from Costco. I wasn’t a huge fan, and felt it lacked seasoning. Just sort of one note.

    But that being said, I can’t tell if it’s because I’m not a huge fan of the sausage or the dish itself.

    If I were to try again, I’d likely cook the pasta separate and make an actual cheese sauce separate.

    It was an okay weeknight meal. My kids wouldn’t touch it.

  • Monica at

    Thank you for this recipe – found it while Googling “chicken apple sausage recipe” and it was a hit! Would definitely make it again!

  • John L. at

    I found this recipe when I was wondering what to do with a pound of pork sausage with French apple seasoning. It was absolutely delicious, but I had to add liquid several times during the cooking process, and it still stuck to the bottom of the pan.

  • Laura Thomson at

    Yum yum yum

  • Jonna at

    So easy and loaded with flavor. This is a new regular in our family.

  • Crystal at

    I love this recipe but I am wondering what the serving size is equivalent to? A cup.. how much?

  • Noreen at

    I made this recipe the other night and it was delicious! I was looking for anther recipe to use chicken sausage and this did the trick, love the granny smith apple in there, it added nice flavor. I used fire roasted diced tomatoes. I also added a little red wine. Served it with some roasted carrots. I’m definitely putting it in my monthly rotation, thanks Michael!

  • Christina at

    So good!!! Will definitely put this into a meal rotation!


  • Bridgett at

    Just tried this recipe and it was very tasty. I didn’t add the apples, but I added Spinach and wilted it when I added the garlic. My kids both enjoyed it. I used Rotel, Original, and next time I may use Mild as it was a little spicy, but was very good. This will be a recipe we fix again 🙂

  • Liza at

    I know this post is old but wanted to comment we LOVE this recipe! It is a regular for our family of 4! I think of it being a strange meld of flavors but we are fans! A more adult version of mac and cheese!

  • Gisela at

    Excellent flavor! I used one box of pasta 16 oz so increased broth by another cup and cream 1/4 cup. Also just used one whole can of Rotel. It was so good and not too heavy. I did not increase the sausage because one pound is enough. My husband loved it so much. Wonderful blend of flavors and it was not spicy or hot at all. Thank you for this recipe.

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