Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet Recipe
- 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
- 1 pound smoked kielbasa or smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute sausage and mushrooms in butter. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; gradually add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; add to sausage mixture. Stir in the peas and cheese; cook until cheese is melted.
Freeze option: Cool pasta; transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place in a Dutch oven; heat through. Sprinkle with additional cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
1-1/2 cup: 813 calories, 50g fat (23g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 1624mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein
Reviews for Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet
"I prepared this dish tonight and thought it was a little bland. If I prepare it again, I will add more seasoning. The snow peas were rather large and I did try to cut them but may substitute another veggie such as broccoli as another reviewer did. There are a lot of good reviews for this dish."
"I omitted the mushrooms and used fresh snow peas and fat free milk. I also had leftover some wine and cheese sausage, which I used instead of the kielbasa. This turned out really good. I think next time, I'll try a different kind of shredded cheese (just to switch it up). A good quick meal. I will be making this again."
"One of our favorites! I omit the mushrooms, as we don't care for them and use frozen peas in place if snow peas. It's a nice, quick meal."
"Made this for dinner and everyone liked. It was simple to prepare. I like to cook kielbasa sausage and look for recipes that feature it. I left out the snow peas since I didn't have. For some reason mine came out way saucier than the picture. Except for the snow peas followed the directions. Not sure if I needed more cornstarch but it just gave it more of a pasta dish with sauce feel for me."
"This was a little bland for us. I added some chopped pimiento in with the peas and cheese to add color and a little more flavor. I probably won't be making this again as is."
"Loved this recipe......I had no snow peas so I used frozen broccoli instead.....and I used grated parmesan cheese in place of the cheddar cheese b/c I thought it sounded better. My 3 young children (5 yrs. and under) loved this as well. That's always a surefire sign it's good. Will definitely make it again....."
"We absolutely loved this! I will surely make it again."
"I also used fresh mushrooms. It was a delicious and hearty meal."
"I lightened it up a bit by using turkey smoked sausage and 2% milk. As suggested by others, I doubled the sauce ingredients (butter, milk, cornstarch and cheese) and was glad I did. I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned. I also replaced the peas with steamed brocolli florets because not many in my house care for peas. Put in a bit of Mrs. Dash regular. I also saved a bit of the pasta water to add while mixing the sauce and pasta. Honestly, I wasn't sure how all these ingredients would taste when combined, but it was hearty and delicious."
"All I can say is this is FABULOUS!!!! I wouldn't change a thing besides adding 8oz of fresh mushrooms instead of the 4.5 oz jar of mushrooms and add a 1/4 cup more shredded cheddar cheese! This is a GREAT RECIPE and QUICK ONE!!!!!!"
"This is a wonderful recipe for nights that time is limited takes no time to make and tastes awesome. The kids get excited when they see me pulling the kielbasa out of the freezer for supper"
"This was just okay. I think a different sauce would have made all the difference. It definitely was a quick and easy meal, which I did like, but the taste was only so-so... a little too bland for my taste. I wouldn't make this specific recipe again, but I probably would do it if it had an alfredo sauce or even marinara with parmesan or cheddar cheese on top instead."
"I also added another ring of Kielbasa, (they were only 14 oz. each) and doubled the cheese. This is one of only a few new recipes my husband has requested that I make again."
"We loved this! I also used two pounds of Keilbasa and doubled the cheese sauce recipe. Snow peas are impossible to find where we live so I've used sugar snap peas which are good, but don't double the amount of these! Great weeknight meal!"
"We also love this recipe, with a few changes. I use two pounds of kielbasa and a pound box of pasta. Also, I add fresh asparagus that I've cut to about 1" pieces to the boiling pasta water in the last five minutes of cooking the pasta.A great recipe!"
"This was delicious. My husband and two year old daughter loved it. Very easy dinner. Can almost be done with any vegetable."
"This was really good! My entire family raved about it, even my 9 and 10 yr old kids. You can easily stretch the recipie a bit by adding more pasta to the pot. I would used another 1/2 pound of Keilbasa if doing so as my family likes more meat. Really an excellent dish that reheats well also. Thanks Taste Of Home!"
"It takes a few minutes to add it up, but if you really need to know the nutrition information it's not that hard to do it yourself. Add up the information on your ingredients and divide by the number of servings. No need to shout!"
"I agree, I need to know calories, fat and fiber and serving size. I'd love to make many of the recipes I see here but without nutritional info I can't."
"HEY, WHY CAN WE NOT HAVE ALL OF THE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION LISTED ON THE PAGE BESIDE THE RECIPE? I NEED THE INFO., WITH THE PROTEIN, SODIUM, FAT, SATURATED FAT & POTASSIUM CONTENT PLEASE.THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY DAILY EXISTENCE."
"I did the smoke sausage or the Kielbasa with American fries instead of bow ties. I raised two boys and they just gobble it up. Of course they seperated and removedthe onions before they ate it. Now they are telling everyone they were raised on Kielbasa and potatoes. They never say that they begged for it"
"I cant wait to try sounds delicious and easy."
"I just got done fixing this meal. It was great... super simple and easy. From start to finish, it only took about 20 minutes. I used smoked sausage and canned sweet peas. Definitely a keeper!"
"Kielbasa is really Polish sausage.I love fresh kielbasa over the smoked but am no longer in Michigan and cannot get any good kielbasa here in Georgis. Real lielbasa is not the stuff you by in the supermarkets!"
"What is the difference between Kielbasa, polish sausage, and others? Is it seasonings?"
"I have a box of Bow Tie Pasta that I was trying to figure out what to do with it."
"This sounds good and simple. We like Kielbasa and this receipe is something that I have never thought of.Am anxious to try it. Shirley"
"This is a great, easy recipe. To make it low sodium, try using chicken sausage. It has no preservatives and is lower in fat and salt."
"Had kielbasa in fridge but didn't know what to cook with it. Let me tell ya, this recipe isn't even close to "ho-hum" (that's what my husband calls meals sometimes). Made for supper last night, and he ate more than half (he's got a hardy appetite. **Kudos** to TOH for another great recipe."
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.