Here is a family friendly one pot meal that is based on a recipe by www.KevinandAmanda.com which is delicious. I took Amanda’s Spicy Sausage Pasta and made it a little less spicy and more cheesy and creamy. I like how easy this meal is to make, how it makes plenty, and it tastes so good! Please give it a try and let me know what you think!
1 pound Kielbasa, sliced into thin circles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced onions
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
10 oz can Rotel Mild diced tomatoes and green chilis
1 cup half and half or cream
|Sliced kielbasa and diced onions|
1 ½ cup chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
8 oz elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Place the tablespoon of olive oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat, once the oil is hot, add the sliced Kielbasa and diced onions. Cook for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, until the kielbasa is somewhat browned. Then add the minced garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds. Add the can of Rotel, the half and half, the chicken broth, salt and pepper, and macaroni. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid and turn the heat down to simmer.
|Add Rotel, half & half, chicken broth, salt, pepper, & macaroni|
|Add shredded cheese|
After approximately 15 minutes, turn the heat off, remove lid, stir well, then add about ¾ cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese, stir again. Add the remaining 1 ¼ cup of shredded cheese evenly to the top and place in the oven and broil for a few minutes until the cheese is nicely melted.
|Place under broiler|