Pinterest Win – Spicy Sausage Pasta

Oh my!  This dish is a definite win!!  It is soooooo delicious!  It was too spicy for my 10 year old daughter – but the rest of the family devoured it.  And Lael thinks some toothpaste is too spicy!  I found this recipe on Pinterest (of course) but it is from Kevin and  This girls blog is really great.  She has everything from amazing recipes to crafty stuff add in a little travel stuff and photography tips.  It’s one of those kind of sites I file under Has It All.

Anyway, you should definitely try this recipe!

Spicy Sausage Pasta

1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb smoked sausage
1.5 cups diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles, Mild
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz penne pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions

1. Add olive oil to an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. Add sausage and onions and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.

3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with scallions. Broil until cheese is melted, spotty brown, and bubbly.


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