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
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
cavatappi, boiled & drained
smoked sausage or kielbasa
green pepper, diced
can tomato sauce
cream or milk
- Boil cavatappi according to package directions, drain
- Saute sausage, pepper, onion, mushrooms over medium high heat until browned and vegetables are tender
- Add tomato sauce and stir
- Add velveeta and cream, stir until cheese is melted
- Add pasta and toss, stir until heated through