Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? I've got a great weekday recipe for you today. It's one of those super awesome "one pot" meals, where everything cooks in one pot. Yep, even the pasta cooks right in the sauce. I love meals like this. I started with this recipe at Plain Chicken and ended up changing it quite a bit to suit our tastes and the ingredients I normally have on hand. It turned out great.
Creamy Sausage and Pasta Skillet
14 – 16 oz. smoked sausage, cut into half moons
2½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup tomato sauce
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
8 oz. farfalle pasta (bowtie)
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
½ cup light sour cream
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until lightly browned. Drain off grease. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, and onion and garlic powders. Add farfalle, cover, and bring to a boil. Boil lightly for 10-15 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Stir in peas. Turn heat to low and stir in sour cream. Remove from heat and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Isn't it amazing how easy this is? Basically, dump everything in a skillet and let it cook. I've made this twice now and it's been a big hit with my family both times. Since my youngest daughter is allergic to dairy, I simply take some out and set it aside before I stir in the sour cream. The first time I made this I used rotini, but I like it much better with the farfalle. You can use any short-cut pasta that you have on hand.
The combination of the bright tomato flavor and the creaminess of the sour cream is terrific. And I love the fresh "pop" that the peas provide.
But mostly, I love how easy this meal is to make, and to clean up. Just one pan and a couple of measuring cups. Just perfect for those busy weeknights.