Need a quick and easy dinner idea? This Spicy Sausage Pasta is perfect, and the family will love it!
1 tablespoon olive oil
14 oz packaged smoked turkeysausage, sliced into rounds
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
10oz can Ro-tel Tomatoes andGreen chilies, original style
1/2 cup heavy cream
8oz penne pasta, uncooked
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups Cheddar and monterey Jack cheese blend, shredded
Thinly sliced scallions, to taste
salt, to taste
Heat oil over medium-heat in a oven-safe skillet until smoking.
Add sausage and onion, and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add in the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the broth, Ro-tel, heavy cream, uncooked pasta, and pepper, and give the mixture a good stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until the pasta is tender, about 15 minutes, stirring once or twice while cooking. Preheat the broiler while the pasta is cooking.
Remove the skillet from the heat, and stir in 1 cup of the cheese. Taste and add salt as needed. Top with the scallions and remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted and lightly browned – about 3 minutes.