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One Pot Kielbasa Pasta

This easy One Pot Kielbasa Pasta recipe has a delicious creamy cheesy pasta with the rich savory flavor of smoked kielbasa sausage. Kielbasa pairs very well with pasta, peppers and onions making it a great versatile choice for a simple satisfying dinner ready in just 35 minutes.

Try my dinner recipes like hearty sausage and potatoes, one-pot cheeseburger macaroni, copycat four cheese pasta, sloppy Joe casserole, Boursin TikTok pasta and taco spaghetti.


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Pasta and kielbasa recipe

This easy pasta dinner recipe is perfect to warm up with on a cold day or to cozy up to for a comforting dish when you need a food hug.

Who doesn’t need a good hug now and then?

A great dish to customize on the stovetop using your favorite sausage, pasta, cheese and vegetables.

Kiellbasa pasta in Dutch oven with a scoop on a spoon.

Serve with my salad recipes like my loaded house salad, kale salad, easy green salad or cheese stuffed garlic bread and my crack green beans.

Recipe Snapshot

QUICK & EASY: just 10 minutes of prep time
COMFORT FOOD: cheesy pasta and sausage
ONE-POT MEAL: 25 minutes on the stovetop

Kielbasa pasta on a white plate with fork.

Ingredients

Labelled ingredients for recipe.
  • Polska Kielbasa Sausage – 14 ounces sliced I used Hillshire Farm Kielbasa
  • Avocado Oil
  • Sweet Onion – chopped
  • Red and Green Bell Pepper – 1 medium sized of each chopped
  • Garlic Cloves – 3 to 5 minced
  • Chicken Broth – store bought or my delcious homemade chicken broth
  • Diced Tomatoes – 10 ounce can
  • Heavy Cream – or you can use whole milk or 2% milk for lower fat content
  • Parsley Flakes
  • Oregano Flakes
  • Cayenne Pepper – is optional but adds a little spicy depth of flavor
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste
  • Penne Or Farfalle Pasta – 16 ounces uncooked or you can use pasta shapes like rotini, macaroni, ziti, rigatoni, fusilli and egg noodles
  • Monterey Jack Cheese – shredded I used 3/4 of a block you can also use Mozzarella, cheddar, fontina, provolone, parmesan and ricotta cheese will all work well
  • Fresh Parsley – chopped is optional for the garnish also use green onions chopped
  • Parmesan Cheese – grated, flakes or pre-grated is an optional topping for the pasta for more added flavor
Overhead image of kielbasa psta on a plate.

Substitutions and variations: You can add in chopped spinach, mushrooms or zucchini or broccoli if you wish. Use your favorite sausage like Italian or andouille. Swap out the sausage for bite sized pieces of chicken or beef to suit your preferences. Change it up using an Alfredo sauce.

Kielbasa pasta on a white plate with fork.

How to make kielbasa pasta

Step by step process images for how to make the kielbasa pasta recipe.

STEP ONE – In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat,add one tablespoon of avocado oil and cook the sliced kielbasa sausage until lightly browned.

STEP TWO – Add the onions and bell peppers. Saute for 2-3 minutes just until they begin to soften. Then add garlic and saute for about 1 minute until fragrant.

STEP THREE – Add Chicken Broth,diced tomatoes,heavy cream,seasonings,and the uncooked pasta to the dutch oven. Stir to combine and ensure the pasta is mostly submerged in sauce. You can add an additional 1/2 cup of broth if more liquid is needed.

STEP FOUR – Bring the pot to boil,and then reduce the heat to simmer.Simmer For About 12-16 minutes, or until the pasta reaches desired texture. Different noodles will require different cooking times. Make sure to stir often to make sure the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot and that it cooks evenly.

STEP FIVE – Once the pasta is cooked, remove the pot from the heat. Add Shredded cheese and fold together using a wooden spoon, until fully melted and combined.

STEP SIX – Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.

Kielbasa pasta on a white plate with fork.

Sandra’s Top Tips

  • Use a good quality smoked kielbasa like Hillshire Farm for the best flavor
  • I prefer to shred my own cheese that provides the best cheese flavour and quality not full of unwanted filler like the pre-shredded cheese from the grocery store
  • Use freshly graded parmesan cheese sprinkled on top for a vibrant flavor addition

Storage and reheating instructions

Store leftovers using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheat in a microwave safe dish using 30 second intervals in the microwave until heated through. Or in a pan over a medium heat stovetop, stirring occasionally until heated through.

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One-pot kielbasa pasta on a plate.

One Pot Kielbasa Pasta


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

This easy One Pot Kielbasa Pasta recipe has a delicious creamy cheesy pasta with the rich savory flavor of smoked kielbasa sausage. Kielbasa pairs very well with pasta, peppers and onions making it a great versatile choice for a simple satisfying dinner ready in just 35 minutes.


Ingredients

14 ounce Polska Kielbasa sausage

1 tablespoon avocado oil

1 medium sweet onion, chopped

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

35 garlic cloves, minced

2 1/2 cups chicken broth, more as needed

10 ounce can diced tomatoes

1 cup heavy cream (or you can use milk)

1 teaspoon parsley flakes

3/4 teaspoon oregano flakes

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional for a little spice

Salt and pepper, to taste

16 ounce uncooked Penne or Farfalle pasta

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I shredded about a 3/4 block of Monterey Jack)

Chopped parsley, optional for garnish


Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat,add one tablespoon of avocado oil and cook the sliced kielbasa sausage until lightly browned.
  2. Add the onions and bell peppers. Saute for 2-3 minutes just until they begin to soften. Then add garlic and saute for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add Chicken Broth,diced tomatoes,heavy cream,seasonings,and the uncooked pasta to the dutch oven. Stir to combine and ensure the pasta is mostly submerged in sauce. You can add an additional 1/2 cup of broth if more liquid is needed.
  4. Bring the pot to boil,and then reduce the heat to simmer.Simmer For About 12-16 minutes, or until the pasta reaches desired texture. Different noodles will require different cooking times. Make sure to stir often to make sure the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot and that it cooks evenly.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, remove the pot from the heat. Add Shredded cheese and fold together using a wooden spoon, until fully melted and combined.
  6. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Notes

Storage and reheating instructions:

Store leftovers using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheat in a microwave safe dish using 30 second intervals in the microwave until heated through. Or in a pan over a medium heat stovetop, stirring occasionally until heated through.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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