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

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.

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.


While there are a lot of fabulous one pan pasta recipes out there, I’m taking most of my inspiration from Table for Two’s Spice Sausage Pasta recipe. Thank you for the recipe, Julie!

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!

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage | Inspired by Charm

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

One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta

Here's what you will need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound chicken apple sausage, sliced
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 granny smith apple, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz) can of 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

In 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!


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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 chiliโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
    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!

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 sausage๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ) 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.

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