Monday, January 2, 2017

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 Meal

- 1 pound cavatappi pasta (corkscrew)
- olive oil
- 1 pound kielbasa or polish sausage, sliced
- mushrooms, peppers, onions, diced
- 1 small can tomato sauce
- 1/3 lb Velveeta, diced
- 1/3 cup heavy cream or milk

Instructions:

- Boil pasta according to package directions in large Dutch oven style pot
- Drain pasta and set aside
- In pasta pot, heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil
- Once hot, add sausage, mushrooms, onions and peppers and saute until softened
- Add tomato sauce, Velveeta and cream - stir until combined
- Serve!


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