Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta


Posted: January 28

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Few dishes are as welcoming after a long day as Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta. Every bite has a crispy wheel of savory, spicy kielbasa and tender-cooked pasta, which will get you smiling. The sauce is creamy and savory, with a deep meaty flavor, brimming with melty sharp cheese. Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta can be ready in 30 minutes or less, another reason to start feeling happy. Dinnertime should be a delight, and it will be with this dish.


Ingredients

• 16 ounces kielbasa sausage, sliced into even circles • 1 tablespoon onion powder • 2 cups canned chicken broth • 8 ounces rigatoni pasta • 1/2 cup milk • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1 1/2 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded and divided

Directions

Step 1

In a large greased skillet over medium-high heat, cook the kielbasa and onion powder until the sausage is lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Add the chicken broth and pasta to the skillet, stirring to combine.

Step 3

Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to medium.

Step 4

Transfer 2 tablespoons of the warm chicken broth and slowly whisk it into a bowl with the milk.

Step 5

When the milk is warmed up, add it to the skillet.

Step 6

Simmer the mixture until the pasta is thoroughly cooked, about 15 minutes.

Step 7

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 8

Reduce the heat to low and stir in 1 cup of the cheese until melted.

Step 9

Top with the remaining cheese and serve.


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