Food Hussy Recipe: Cheesy Sausage One Pot Pasta!

I love smoked sausage (aka kielbasa, mettwurst, polish sausage) - my absolute favorite is Queen City's Cheddar Metts. And there is nothing more comforting than a cheesy pasta dinner - so I put it all together in my Cheesy Sausage One Pot Pasta!

First, I cooked up some cavatappi and then drained and set it aside. Then I sauteed smoked sausage, green pepper, onion and mushroom in the same pot. I just wing it as far as the amount - it really depends on what you like and what you have on hand - probably 1/2 onion, 1 pepper, 1 package mushrooms (I love mushrooms).

Then I added a small can of tomato sauce - I was going to add tomatoes but didn't have any in the cupboard - so tomato sauce would have to do.

Then VELVEETA! How can you go wrong with America's favorite processed food product?! I love this stuff and had some left in the box so I diced it up and threw it in the pot.

Because it was a little thick - I did add some cream to it - you could easily use milk as well - just to thin the sauce a little.

Then toss in the cooked cavatappi and you're good to go! Serious comfort food here. Stir it all together and you've got dinner plus leftovers for lunch!

Seriously - how can you resist this bowl of cheesy sausage goodness? It's the perfect food for a cold winter's night and it's such a quick easy meal - you can't beat it!

I just used regular smoked sausage this night but literally look in the fridge and use what you have - if you have broccoli - throw it in! Tomatoes - throw them in! Spinach would be great too - plus it adds vitamins and gets hidden in all the Velveeta - the husband will never know! haha


Cheesy Sausage One Pot Pasta

Recipe by Food Hussy

I love one pot recipes and this does not disappoint!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box cavatappi, boiled & drained
  • 1 package smoked sausage or kielbasa
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup diced Velveeta
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk

Cooking Directions

  1. Boil cavatappi according to package directions, drain
  2. Saute sausage, pepper, onion, mushrooms over medium high heat until browned and vegetables are tender
  3. Add tomato sauce and stir
  4. Add velveeta and cream, stir until cheese is melted
  5. Add pasta and toss, stir until heated through


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