Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Spicy Sausage Pasta.

If you're looking for a fast, flavorful, one pot meal. Try this. I was at the gym until 7pm so I knew I wanted to make something that could come together in a hurry. It has a slight kick to it, too, because of the Ro-Tel. If you don't like spicy food, I would just use a can of diced tomatoes.  And, it made enough for myself, Cameron and my sister, with leftovers. Enjoy!

Spicy Sausage Pasta
Recipe and photo found here.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb smoked sausage
1.5 cups diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles, Mild
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz penne pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions

Add olive oil to an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. Add sausage and onions and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with scallions. Broil until cheese is melted, spotty brown, and bubbly.


  1. Yum!! I bet you could also use the chicken sausage from Trader Joe's

  2. Oh my gosh, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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