Monday, March 3, 2008

Sausage Penne Pasta

Like Tiffany's Alfredo Recipe, which by the way I have actual measurements for, this is sort of a put in however much recipe. Bo and I made it up one day and fell in love with it. I'm sure there's an actual recipe out there--we're not THAT creative.

8 oz of Penne Pasta--I say 8 oz. because we usually use about 1/2 to 2/3 of a 16 oz. box.
1/2 lb kielbasa (polish sausage),chopped or sliced. We prefer chopped.
1 can chopped tomatoes. (You can use real tomatoes, about 2-3, this just saves time and is fairly cheap)
1 can tomato sauce, the small one (6 or 8 oz?)
1/3 cup parmesean cheese (The best is mozarella, but we hardly have that, so we settle for Parm.)
Italian seasoning, or oregeno or thyme or both yada yada
1/2 onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, minced

So. . . Start boiling the pasta. While it's boiling, saute onion and amount of garlic you want. Once it's sauteed, add the sausage and Italian seasoning and heat through. Once it is all cooked/warmed, add tomatoes and tomato sauce, and cheese. Heat through again, stirring to make sure all the flavors blend. By now your pasta should be fully cooked. Drain and add the sauce once it is heated and cheese is melted. Stir all together and enjoy! We love this dish! So easy and yummy!

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