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.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4

Ingredients

6
oz. (2 cups) uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
small onion, cut into thin wedges
1
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant® Frozen Sugar Snap Peas
1/2
lb. smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced
1/2
cup milk
8
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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    1600mg
    1600%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    48g
    48%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    52%;
    Vitamin C
    70%;
    Calcium
    34%;
    Iron
    18%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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