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Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Not only is this kielbasa pasta skillet a real crowd-pleaser, it comes together in just one pan. My daughters are picky eaters, but this reminds them of macaroni and cheese. I toss in their favorite veggies and they gobble it up! It freezes and reheats beautifully, too, so you’ll want to fix extras for a fast entree later. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute sausage and mushrooms in butter. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; gradually add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; add to sausage mixture. Stir in peas and cheese; cook until cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Cool pasta; transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place in a Dutch oven; heat through. Sprinkle with additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 813 calories, 50g fat (23g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 1624mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein.

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