Kielbasa Pasta is a one-pot wonder of pork Kielbasa, onions and tortellini smothered in a creamy tomato sauce, topped with scallions. Comfort food galore!
One-pot wonder recipes always catch my eye when looking for new recipes to make. They are very attractive when I don’t feel like being in the kitchen to start with (yes, it happens).
I stumbled upon this recipe over on YellowBlissRoad.com. The sausage and pasta appealed to me; they always do! I don’t use sausage in recipes very often and to be honest, I have never purchased kielbasa to make in a recipe of any kind. I figured this recipe would be fun and give me a chance to try something new.
The original recipe called for a smoked turkey kielbasa, but since I had never had kielbasa of any kind, I wanted good ole’ PORK kielbasa and although I’m sure a smoked kielbasa would have been better, I chose to buy mine fresh out of the butcher’s meat case.
This pasta dish was great! I loved the contrast between the creamy sauce and the fresh pops of scallion. Best of all this Kielbasa Pasta dish was a very easy meal that came together in less than an hour.
I have to admit that it was so rich and decadent that I think I actually felt my arteries hardening as I ate. However, this dish is T-Total comfort food for those days you just don’t feel like being in the kitchen. Perhaps this will become my go-to recipe for when I’m not in the mood to cook.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup onion diced
- 1 pound kielbasa cut into ¼-inch slices
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 24 ounce tortellini package refrigerated or frozen
- 28 ounces whole tomatoes canned
- Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 2 cups cheese grated
- green onion chopped for garnish (optional)
- Cook onions and kielbasa in oil in a 10-inch Dutch oven or heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally until the sausage is golden and the onions are tender; about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the broth and tortellini to the pot. Next, crush the whole tomatoes with your hands and add them into the pot. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
- Turn heat down to low, add some fresh cracked pepper. Then cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked to al dente. Turn off the heat and add cheeses. Cover and let stand for about five minutes.
- Stir well, before plating the pasta, then garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve hot.