One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

This extra creamy tomato basil pasta is full of fresh flavor and takes just 30 minutes! It's made with juicy cherry tomatoes, delicious fresh basil, a hint of sausage, cheese-filled ravioli, and a delicious Parmesan cream sauce. This is truly restaurant quality!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword One Pot Pasta, Ravioli, Tomato Basil Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 474 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ lb. ground sausage hot or sweet
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated and at room temp.
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon cream cheese at room temp.
  • 1 pound refrigerated ravioli* see notes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the sausage, cook and crumble until brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the chicken broth and half and half. Increase heat and bring to a boil, then decrease heat to a simmer.
  5. Gradually sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese, whisking well to incorporate.
  6. Whisk in the cream cheese until incorporated. It melts smoothly when at room temperature.
  7. Add the ravioli and then the tomatoes. Stir gently to combine into the sauce.
  8. Cover the pot, let it simmer according to time on package instructions. Mine took just 7 minutes.
  9. Stir in the basil leaves and add the sausage back to the pan. Add red pepper flakes if desired.
  10. Salt and pepper may be added, however it likely doesn’t need any additional salt.
  11. Turn off the heat. The sauce will continue to thicken upon standing.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I usually add slightly less than a pound of ravioli so that my pasta is extra saucy!

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Nutrition Facts
One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 983mg43%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 497IU10%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.