You all aren’t sick of pasta or dinners by now, are ya? Good, because last week when I went to the grocery store, I noticed that pasta was on sale.
The whole “Buy 4 for $3.00 package” dream come true…or at least in my eyes. And I took kielbasa sausage too, $2 for one pound, seems like a fairly good deal to me, plus It’s a fun ingredient to alternate between our typical chicken or ground beef dinners
I’m not sure if many of you cook dinner with kielbasa/smoked sausage, but there are lots of things you can do with smoked kielbasa/sausage. So I thought maybe I could offer a idea that will inspire you to come up with totally new dinner. This recipe made dinner time a snap, it really is a throw together kind of meal because it all comes together in just one pan, and it does taste good and makes a lot!
Conclusion – If You Are In a Hurry and have a big family, or hungry teenagers, this would be perfect, and it’s not too expensive to make either
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 lb smoked kielbasa or turkey/chicken sausage sliced 1/4 inch thick
-1.5 cups diced onion
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
-1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes
-8 oz dry pasta(small pasta)
-1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
-1/2 tsp salt and pepper, each
-1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
-1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
Add olive oil to a 4-5 quart saute pan over medium high heat.
Fry the smoked kielbasa and onions.
Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add chicken broth, tomatoes, heavy cream, pasta, and seasonings.
Simmer for 15 minutes, or untill pasta is tender.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
Top with remaining cheese and cover until cheese is melted, spotty brown, and bubbly.
Sprinkle with sliced scallions and serve.
This only makes 4 large servings, so if you are feeding a larger group or want leftovers,I’d recommend doubling the recipe, it’s well worth it! Enjoy!