You will need:
1 lb smoked sausage (I used turkey sausage and cut at 1/4" intervals)
1/2 of a white onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can of rotel
2 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. heavy cream
8 oz. pasta (I used penne regate)
1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/3 c. chopped green onions
First, grab a large skillet w/lid. Add the olive oil and warm over a medium-high heat. Once the oil is warmed, add the sausage and onion and cook until it starts to brown, somewhere around 4-5 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook an additional minute to blend the flavors.
Next, add in the rotel, chicken broth, heavy cream and pasta. I also seasoned it with salt and pepper at this point. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce your heat, cover the skillet and simmer for about 15-20 minutes to allow the pasta to cook.
Lastly, I added the monterey jack cheese and green onions to the mix at the very end, allowing the cheese to melt before serving.
This is a hearty, easy one-dish meal that was yummy. Serve with a fresh green, we had some steamed asaparagus with ours and it was the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy!
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