Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Smoked Sausage Pasta and Vegetable Skillet in 30 Minutes

Long Wednesdays (or any day) call for an easy weeknight dinner. Smoked Sausage, Pasta and Vegetable Skillet is exactly what you are looking for.
Packed with tender fresh vegetables,  cheese and Italian flavor this is going to satisfy your every craving.  Whip this up tonight in half an hour!


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Smoked Sausage Pasta and Vegetable Skillet
12 ounce box tri-colored rotini
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kielbasa, cut into ¼” slices
1 orange pepper, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
1 cup broccoli florets
3 cloves garlic, grated
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup reserved pasta water
1 can sliced olives, drained
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Reserve 1 cup of pasta water when pasta is drained. 

In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and onions.  Sprinkle with salt.  Cook until onions are translucent.  Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds.  Add kielbasa, pepper, onion, broccoli and garlic; sauté until vegetables are tender and kielbasa is browned.  Add tomato paste, pepper flakes, and pasta water.  Stir to combine.  Add kielbasa mixture to cooked pasta.  Stir in olives and Parmesan cheese.

Serve and enjoy!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted


  1. Any kind of smoked meat is a hit with Mr. Rosemary. Love skillet dinners. Wednesday or any night.

  2. Made this last night---Heavenly! Hubby even liked the broccoli (which he normally refuses to eat!!) Loved the balanced flavors! Goes down as one of my favorites!

    1. Oh so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Keep us posted on your kitchen adventures.


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