Skillet Pasta and Sausage


This dish is a good one to make when you’re short on time because it’s all done in one pan, and yet it’s still a crowd pleaser. It’s also an easy dish to add to, so feel free to go through your fridge and toss in some bell peppers, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, or anything else you find in there that sounds good at the moment. 
                                            Skillet Pasta and Sausage
2 tablespoons garlic flavored olive oil
1 14-oz link of smoke kielbasa sausage, sliced
1 small brown onion, diced
2 cups chicken broth
1 10-oz can Ro-Tel Tomatoes and Chilies
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz uncooked penne pasta
Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 cups shredded cheddar and jack cheese
Heat olive oil in large oven-proof skillet; add onion and kielbasa and cook until onion is soft (about 5-7 minutes).  Add the broth, Ro-Tel, cream and salt and pepper; stir until blended well.  Stir in the pasta, bring to a boil and cover; reduce the heat and continue to simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
When the pasta tests tender, turn heat off and stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and place pan under the broiler for just a few minutes to
melt the cheese. 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jiilie
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 14:54:10

    Ok, Linda. I hate to sound like a stalker, but I am loving your recipes. I do enjoy cooking, it’s just after 37 years of doing it, I’m a little weary of the same old same old. So, I must tell you that this pasta and sausage was absolutely fantastic. I’m having company on Friday night and it is the go to meal. Thank you so much for your efforts on this blog….keep the fantastic recipes comin’!
    Love to you!


      Oct 24, 2013 @ 07:47:14

      Oh, as a new blogger I could use more stalkers, err, followers like yourself! I do appreciate your enthusiasm for my site and I’m glad you’re finding my recipes to your liking. Thanks, always, for your wonderful words, energy and support!


  2. Anonymous
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 10:31:34

    Outstanding dish!!


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