Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet Recipe
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Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet Recipe

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This meal couldn’t make dinnertime simpler! Not only is Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet a real crowd-pleaser, it comes together in just one pan. It freezes and reheats beautifully, too, so you’ll want to fix extras for a fast entree later. “My daughters are picky eaters,” says Lori Daniels of Beverly, West Virginia, “but this reminds them of macaroni and cheese. I toss in their favorite veggies and they gobble it up!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 813 calories, 50 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 133 mg cholesterol, 1624 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute sausage and mushrooms in butter. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p21

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"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."

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