Spicy Sausage Pasta

Spicy Sausage Pasta | Noming thru Life
I am one of those people who normally picks out the meals for the week and gets the groceries so I that have everything on hand when the time comes. This is definitely a necessary step in this house as some nights Logan is going to die from starvation if he is not fed within 20 minutes. Tonight was one of those nights. When I asked what he wanted, he of course wanted one of those meals that take a couple hours to complete – but the boy would soon start crying if he wasn’t fed. So like most weeks I had to change around what I thought I was going to cook.
So tonight we had…

Spicy Sausage Pasta

Original Recipe From: Emily Bites

Ingredients:

1 t extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
13 oz Smoked Turkey or Chicken Sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 ¼ cups low sodium fat free chicken broth
10 oz can diced tomatoes & green chiles
½ cup fat free half and half
salt & black pepper
10 oz uncooked wheat pasta
4 oz reduced fat Pepper jack cheese, shredded
2-4 medium green onions, sliced

Directions:

In a large pan over mediun heat add oil and heat until glistening and can run across your pan . Add onions and sausage and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until sausage is browned and onions are tender and translucent. Add garlic and stir. Cooking only for 30 seconds to a 1 minute, just until the garlic is fragrant.

Pour chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chilies and half and half into the pan. Stir to combine ingredients Season with salt and pepper. Add uncooked pasta and stir mixture until the liquid is covering all of the noodles. Bring to a boil. The cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the past is cooked through and the liquid has been absorbed.

Set oven to broil. Remove pan from the heat and mix in half the cheese. In a 9×13 inch pan pour the pasta mixture. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Place the pan into the oven and broil for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and begun to brown. Keep an eye on your dish the entire time, broiling can happen very fast and is dependent on your oven.

Remove from oven and garnish with green onions.

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This was a super easy meal to put together, with tons of flavor and was delish! It definitely tastes like something you could get at a restaurant. It definitely has some spiciness to it and I also used spicy chicken sausage so we were going for kick. In the future I would use 2 sausages instead of 4 just because it was pretty sausagey. I did use more garlic (duh) than the original and more scallions, okay and I hate to admit more cheese as well. Logan devoured probably ½ of the dish on his own and would be fine if I headed back into the kitchen to make more.

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