Spicy Sausage Pasta


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 14-ounce package smoked turkey sausage, sliced into rounds (I used Butterball brand)
1 1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 10-ounce can Ro-Tel Tomatoes and Green Chiles, Original Style
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 ounces uncooked penne pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Thinly sliced scallions
Salt, to taste


Heat oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet) until smoking. 

Add the 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 the 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.

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A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Hi there Mable! I appreciate your interest in my recipe, but all of the photos on my blog are copyright material. Please remove this photo within 24 hours or I will pursue a copyright claim with Google. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Maggie from A Bitchin' Kitchen

Mable Ladetnae said...

Sorry Maggie. This pasta taste amazing so I posted the recipe here. I removed the photo from the post. Is it OK if I leave the recipe? If not, I'll remove it too.

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

That's absolutely fine, thank you for removing the photo! Glad you enjoyed the pasta!

Marina Kostic said...

I think someone else should be reported i believe Nadia G has the rights to the name Bitchin Kitchen

Dione Nye said...

I visited the original source of the recipe and I can see a very yummy pasta dish! You see, I am a pasta lover, but not a fan of sausages. Well, I think I better give this recipe a try and I know this can be another favorite dish in the next days. I just hope that I can get the right taste to justify this dish. :)

-Dione Nye-