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5 from 13 votes

One Pot Cassarecce Pasta with Sausages

Quick, easy, delicious casarecce pasta recipe with sausage in a garlic tomato sauce with parmesan and fresh herbs!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Anytime, Dinner, Lunch, Summer
Cuisine: Italian, Italian Inspired
Servings: 6
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Britney


  • Large Pot


  • 1 lb casarecce pasta
  • 4 links sausage sliced
  • 1 small onion diced (or 1 lb ground sausage)
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped, additional for garnish
  • 2 sprigs rosemary diced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes additional for garnish
  • 28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
  • 6 oz canned tomato paste
  • 1 cup Parmesan grated
  • 3 tbsps heavy cream


  • Cook Casarecce pasta until al dente. Reserve 1-2 cups of the pasta water and drain. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add sliced sausages or ground sausage and cook until browned. Add onion, garlic, seasonings and herbs and saute together until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Then add crushed tomatoes (do not drain tomatoes) and tomato paste and 1 cup of the pasta water (save the rest for later, if needed) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes (sauce should thicken, if still watery, continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes). Taste for salt, add as needed.
  • Add the Casarecce pasta back into the pot along with freshly grated parmesan, heavy cream, and salt and pepper. If pasta sauce is too thick, thin out the pasta with the remaining pasta water, adding ¼ cup at a time until desired consistency is reached. Mix together and serve. Garnish with fresh basil, burrata, and additional parmesan and red pepper flakes, optional



Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 905mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1056IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 4mg