Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Smoked Sausage With Broccoli and Cheese

I picked up some smoked sausage on sale the other day. I usually just throw it in the Dutch oven, brown it up, and make some sort of soup.

This time I searched around a bit and found this recipe over on Food.com. This time I followed the recipe exactly. Next time I think I'll substitute some freshly shredded Tillamook sharp cheddar for the Velveeta.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Printable Recipe


  • 1 lb smoked sausage, cut into coins
  • 2 medium bell peppers (red, green, orange... whichever you prefer)
  • 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional)
  • 2 medium heats broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 cups dried pasta (whatever kind you prefer)

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta per box instructions. Drain.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli. Return to a boil and boil 2-3 minutes. Drain and place in an ice bath.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and brown, 1-2 minutes per side.

4. Add the bell pepper and cook until starting to soften, about 5 minutes.

5. Reduce heat to medium. Add in the Velveeta, milk, and red pepper (if using). Stir until cheese is melted.

6. Add in broccoli and warm.

7. Serve over pasta.

No comments:

Post a Comment