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Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet

Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet is great comfort food and a quick, easy meal. Just add some cornbread muffins and a salad.  We love easy skillet meals during the week that you can just throw together with very little time in the kitchen.  This meal is good in summer and winter.  I like using fresh garden tomatoes and peppers in this recipe in summer.

1 pound smoked sausage

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 medium onion, chopped or about 1 cup

1 green pepper, chopped or about 1/2 cup

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

few drops hot sauce, Optional

1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

1 (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (4 ounce) can green chilis, drained

2 1/2 cups uncooked rotini pasta (could use shells, macaroni, penne)

1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (could use more cheese. I used Mozzarella cheese)

Melt butter in skillet and brown sausage, onion and green pepper.  Add garlic, salt, pepper, chicken broth, tomatoes, green chilis and pasta.  Bring to a boil and let cook on low, uncovered,  until pasta is tender about 20 minutes.  Sprinkle on cheese while still hot.  Enjoy!

(Note:  You could also make this without the pasta and serve over rice for another easy and different dish)

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Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet

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  1. The hubby had seconds so it must have been pretty good. I did not add the hot sauce and I used a can of rotel tomatoes and homemade chicken broth. It was delicious.

  2. This is delicious!! I made it for dinner last night and we loved it!! I left out the hot sauce and used shredded cheddar cheese sooooo yummy!!!

  3. made this for dinner last night…loved it!

  4. I made this last night for dinner. It was a hit! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Rave reviews from the hubby on this one ! Thanks, SLC !

  6. Melanie Hanks says:

    Would this recipe freeze ok?

  7. Made this tonight for dinner i loved it, so easy to make added a touch of thyme and rosemary.

  8. Why can’t I Pin your recipes, I know I have in the past?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      If you look at the bottom of the recipe and click on where it says Pinterest, you should be able to pin them. No one else has said anything about having any trouble and I just tried it and it worked for me, Natalie.

  9. Wonderful! Excellent flavor and a breeze to prepare!

  10. Absolutely delicious & easy. I did add matchstick carrots & fresh spinach to mine, as I’m old fashioned and don’t like to waste . Will definitely make it next time for our potluck in January…

  11. This was absolutely delicious! and easy! & Quick! We enjoyed this recipe very much.

  12. Beverly Roberson says:

    Sounds so good. Will have to try this.

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