- 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
- 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.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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!!!!!!"