Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Zesty Sausage And Pasta

If you like spicy food, this is the dish for you.  Or maybe I'm just a wimp, you'll have to find out for yourself.  But it seems whenever I use Rotel, even just a little it is so spicy lol.  It's got  a lot of stuff in it, and has such a vibrant flavor.  Plus, it didn't take a long time to make, so that really helped.  I used mini casserole dishes, adding to the cuteness of it =)  I love em! If anyone is curious, I found them at Wal-Mart in the housewares area.  If you don't have anything like that, feel free to use a 8x11 casserole dish. That should do the trick.

Zesty Sausage & Pasta

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb smoked sausage(I used Everyday Turkey Sausage)
  • 1.5 cups diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, Original
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Green onions


  • Put olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and onions, and garlic and cook until lightly browned. 
  • Add broth, Rotel, H&H, pasta, salt, and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 20 minutes.  
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1 cup cheese. Once it's melted, divide pasta mixture among four mini casserole dishes (or into one 8x11 casserole dish) and place on a baking sheet.  Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with green onions. 
  • Place in oven and cook about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

Makes 4 servings.

Adapted from a recipe found on KevinandAmanda

I do hope you enjoy your meal as much as I enjoyed making it!

Linked up at Wicked Wednesdays, and Wednesday Extravaganza, Thursdays Treasures 

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