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- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb smoked sausage (I totally just used Polish Sausage, cause I can.)
- 1.5 cups diced onion (Just like her, I used pre-chopped frozen onion.)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (I always use more garlic than necessary.)
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (Used what I could find at the commissary. Don't judge.)
- 1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles, Mild
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (I probably used more than 1/2 cup, I didn't feel like measuring and having left over cream.)
- 8 oz penne pasta (I used... about half the bag.)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (I used what I had which was the pre-shredded Mexican 4 cheese)
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions (left this out entirely)
Stick the meat, onions, garlic in a pan and heat until, it smells good. :) I am so glad that polish sausage is pre-cooked. haha. I would fail at life if it wasn't. She said approximately 4 minutes was a good amount of time. It seemed pretty good to me.
These are the cream, chicken stuff, and tomatoes/chilis that I used. Stick it all in. Well, only 2 cups of the chicken stuff. Pour it all into the pan. With the pasta (you don't HAVE to use penne if you don't want to!).
Bring it to a boil and then cover, turn it down to med-low and let simmer for about 15 minutes. It'll look something like it does in the photo above. I was pretty sure I could just eat it right then! Now, take the pan off the burner, add your shreddy cheese and mix it in. At this point, I also added some Paprika and some crushed red pepper.
Since I don't own an "oven safe pan" I just poured it into a glass thing that's okay for the oven. And then, I put a bunch of cheese on top and decided that bread crumbs sounded like a good idea too.
Looks good to me! Of course, since she mentioned on the pin, I asked husband 4 times throughout dinner if he would want me to make this again. He said yes, every time. Also, I asked him if he would like me to change anything, and the only thing he requested was more veggies. I love husband. I think that's definitely doable. I would add some corn, broccoli, and any other veggie I could get my hands on into this not-too-spicy dish! :)
Final verdict: Make this!
Husband wasn't AS excited as said Pinner's husband. But, he liked it. That's all that counts, really.
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