cheap one pot meal

Certainly! Here’s a recipe for a super simple and quick one-pot meal with smoked sausage, broccoli, and cheesy cheddar pasta:


  • 1/2 pound (about 8 ounces) of smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups of fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 package of Knorr cheesy cheddar pasta side (or similar pasta side)
  • Shredded cheese for topping (optional)


  1. Brown the Sausage:
    • Heat a large skillet or pan over medium heat.
    • Add the sliced smoked sausage to the skillet.
    • Cook the sausage until it’s nicely browned on both sides, usually about 3-4 minutes per side.
    • Once browned, remove the sausage from the skillet and set it aside.
  2. Prepare the Pasta and Broccoli:
    • In the same skillet, add the fresh broccoli florets.
    • Pour in the required amount of water for the Knorr cheesy cheddar pasta side mix.
    • Bring the water to a boil and add the pasta side mix.
    • Stir well to combine the pasta mix and broccoli.
    • Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the skillet.
    • Allow the pasta and broccoli to cook for the time specified on the pasta side mix package (usually about 7-8 minutes).
  3. Combine Everything:
    • Once the pasta and broccoli are cooked and the sauce has thickened, return the browned smoked sausage to the skillet.
    • Stir everything together gently to combine the sausage, pasta, and broccoli with the cheesy sauce.
    • Let it simmer for an additional minute or two to ensure everything is heated through.
  4. Serve:
    • Optionally, sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the dish.
    • Once the cheese has melted, your one-pot meal is ready to be served.

This simple and budget-friendly one-pot meal should be ready in about 15 minutes, making it a perfect option for a quick and delicious dinner. Enjoy!