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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spicy Sausage Pasta

I got this recipe from:  I have changed it just a little for how I like to cook it but it was voted a keeper unanimously by my family.

Spicy Sausage Pasta

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb smoked sausage, cut up into bite-sized pieces - pick your favorite flavor
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles, Mild
1/2 cup heavy cream
12 oz penne pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

1. Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat.  Brown sausage and onions till lightly browned, about 4 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for a few more minutes.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt and pepper, and stir.  Bring to a boil, cover skillet and reduce heat to medium low to simmer for 15-20 minutes till pasta is cooked.

3. Stir in 1 c cheese then top with remaining 1 c cheese and with green onions.  If desired put pan in oven to broil until cheese is melted.