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Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet

Not only is this kielbasa pasta skillet a real crowd-pleaser, it comes together in just one pan. My daughters are picky eaters, but this reminds them of macaroni and cheese. I toss in their favorite veggies and they gobble it up! It freezes and reheats beautifully, too, so you’ll want to fix extras for a fast entree later. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
  • 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 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas
  • 1 cup 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 813 calories, 50g fat (23g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 1624mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • tigortweet
    Oct 11, 2017

    This was delicious! My husband and kids loved it and it's very easy to make. I also doubled the cheese and used frozen peas instead of snow peas and I added some pepper. Next time I will use fresh mushrooms. This will be added to our regular meal rotation!

  • Raynebow68
    Sep 29, 2017

    SO VERY GOOD!!! Made this but had to change a few things up. Hubby brought home a bag of frozen stir fry; I took out the big broccoli and then used about 1.5 cups (thawed and drained) but could have used all of it upon assessment afterwards. My sausage was only 12oz and not a full pound, so check your sausage. I also sauteed about 4 oz of fresh mushrooms instead of canned, and at the end added a tomato in large dices and some chopped fresh basil. This was SO GOOD. SO GOOD. OMG SO GOOD.

  • MarineMom_texas
    May 28, 2016

    I prepared this recipe tonight. There actually was nothing wrong with the recipe except maybe it was a little bland but it just was not what we cared for. The snow peas were very large and I did try to cut them in halves. This recipe has good reviews so it is just us. Please do try it and you may like it much more than we did.

  • PrplMonky5
    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.

  • LDaisy
    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.

  • ozarkfun01
    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.

  • pajamaangel
    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.

  • sgallirn
    Jul 28, 2014

    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.....

  • nana2funny
    May 29, 2014

    We absolutely loved this! I will surely make it again.

  • PoohGal79
    May 14, 2013

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