Penne with Vegetables and Kielbasa

Penne with Vegetables and Kielbasa

Quickly sauté frozen sugar snap peas, toss with cooked penne pasta, then blend with a cheesy cream sauce studded with sausage.

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oz. (2 cups) uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
small onion, cut into thin wedges
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant® Frozen Sugar Snap Peas
lb. smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced
cup milk
oz. pasteurized prepared cheese product (from 16-oz. box), cubed
  1. Cook penne as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 12-inch nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell pepper, onion and sugar snap peas; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Drain, if necessary.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add kielbasa, milk and cheese to vegetables. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth, stirring constantly.
  4. Add cooked penne; stir gently to coat. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
Makes 4 (1 1/2-­cup) servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kielbasa, also called Polish sausage, is smoked pork sausage. The ring or links are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. This recipe calls for turkey kielbasa, smoked turkey sausage which contains about 2/3 less fat than regular smoked sausage.
Substitute 2 cups of fresh sugar snap peas for the frozen sugar snap peas.
Use smoked all-vegetable protein sausage instead of the turkey kielbasa.
Use Mexican-flavored cheese product instead of the regular cheese product.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
  • Calories 470
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 1600mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.