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Loaded with spring vegetables and sausage, this Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Pasta Skillet is ready in just 20-minutes and all in one skillet. No pre-cooking pasta to add to the dish either, this pasta is cooked right in the pan creating a light and creamy sauce.

20-Minutes Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Skillet | The Suburban Soapbox #onepotpasta #skilletdinner

Regardless of how early I get up in the morning and start my day, I inevitably run out of time. I could crawl out of bed before the birds and start working before the sun comes up but I always, always scramble when the sun is setting to get dinner on the table…clean the dishes, straighten up the kitchen, fold laundry and prep for the next day….all so I can get everything done the next day without having anything hanging over my head from the previous day. This leads to the problem of dinner. And piles of dishes. Which I absolutely hate with a roaring passion. I’m sure I’m not alone in my hatred of dirty towers of pots and pans. Am I right?

20-Minutes Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Skillet | The Suburban Soapbox #onepotpasta #skilletdinner

That’s why one-pot dinners are king in my house. I try to create as many as possible so I have an arsenal of quick, easy to clean up dinners on hand for days when 5:00 sneaks up on you with absolutely no warning. Pasta dishes are the favorite here and Barilla Pronto makes them even easier now. Barilla Pronto requires no pre-cooking of the pasta, just add to your favorite pasta recipes with a little extra water or broth and cook it right in the same pan while whipping up your latest pasta dish. Like this 20-Minute Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Pasta Skillet that my family LOVED!

20-Minutes Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Skillet | The Suburban Soapbox #onepotpasta #skilletdinner

Everything is cooked right in one skillet….sausage, artichokes and asparagus…then you just add the pasta (I used penne) with water and milk. Cook about 8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente and serve. The water, milk and starch combine to create a light, creamy sauce. I stirred in some lemon zest and basil at the end to punch up the flavor a little bit and it was simply amazing. Barilla Pronto comes in a variety of pasta shapes and sizes. I found my pasta at ShopRite and they currently have an in store offer on Barilla Pronto Pasta (No Coupon Needed): Buy any FOUR (4) Barilla® Pronto™ pasta products for $5.00 or $1.25 each available until 5/16/15 while supplies last.

20-Minutes Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Skillet | The Suburban Soapbox #onepotpasta #skilletdinner

So stock up now and you can use their pasta in so many time saving dinners like my Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet or One-Pot Spaghetti and Meatball StewBoth of these recipes are huge hits in my house and I love that I only have one pot to clean. With the warmer weather coming, I would much rather be outside listening to the frogs while sipping on a Boozy Strawberry Sweet Tart Slushie than inside dealing with a sink full of dishes. Who’s with me?

Get the Recipe: 20-Minute Artichoke Asparagus and Sausage Pasta Skillet

Baked pasta casserole with artichoke, asparagus and sausage....so easy and only one pot to clean!
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  • 8 ounces hot italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup chopped vidalia onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 8 ounces Barilla Pronto penne
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  • In a large skillet over med-high heat, brown the sausage until no longer pink breaking apart into small bite sized pieces with a fork. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the skillet and add the onion. Cook over med-high heat until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for one minute or until fragrant. Stir in the artichokes, asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes continuing to cook of another minute. Stir in the pasta, water, milk, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the pasta is al dente (approximately 8 minutes), stirring occasionally. When the pasta is cooked and the sauce is creamy, stir in the lemon zest and basil. Serve immediately.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 788mg, Potassium: 341mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 630IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 105mg, Iron: 1.8mg