Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m taking a recap blog break today but will have it up tomorrow! Instead of blogging my recap this morning, I headed out on a three-mile walk with a friend, picked up some ingredients for tonight’s Valentine’s Day dinner, and caught up on laundry. I didn’t think I’d be able to handle walking 3-miles a day in my third trimester, but I’m still going strong! It helps me stay asleep at night, and I read that it can help alleviate my pinched nerve pain.
I didn’t want to leave my blog empty today, so I’m sharing a quick recipe I made a few weeks ago that we enjoyed. It only took us a few days to devour it. I think I shared the recipe years ago on the blog, but it’s still one of my favorites. This recipe is one my mom used to make when I was younger. I remember picking out the peppers and onions, but now they’re my favorite part. There were never any leftovers because it was one of my Dad’s favorite meals. He would come home from work and devour it! My mom started doubling the recipe and keeping extra containers in the fridge for us to have during the week. This recipe is so easy!
Cook up the kielbasa, cook the peppers and onions, boil the pasta, mix the ingredients, top with cheese, and bake! You could also make this recipe with a white sauce.
I like making this recipe with spaghetti squash!
Video Tutorial Below!
Easy Cheesy Baked Kielbasa Pasta
- 16 Ounces Rigatoni Pasta
- 32 Ounces Pasta Sauce
- 12 Ounces Kielbasa
- 1/2 Large Yellow Onion
- 1 Large Bell Pepper
- 2 Cups Italian Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- Slice the kielbasa and cook it up on a pan on high heat until charred. Transfer the kielbasa to a bowl, and set it aside.
- Slice the onions and peppers. Using the same pan with the grease from the kielbasa, saute the onions and peppers until charred.
- Boil the pasta and strain.
- Mix one cup of cheese, peppers, onions, kielbasa, pasta, parmesan, and sauce. I usually season with some black pepper
- Transfer to an oven-safe dish, top with the remaining cheese, and bake for about 12-15-minutes at 375-degrees.
I’m making a creamy chicken cavatelli recipe for Valentine’s Day tonight! I’ll definitely blog that recipe if it turns out 😊
Questions for you!
- Do you prefer red or white sauce?
- What is your favorite pasta noodle?
- Extra cheese or no cheese?
Ashton Jury says
I make a recipe like this at least once a month! The only thing I do different is I use a red or orange pepper just because I’m not a fan of green, I feel like they overpower the taste of anything they’re in. I love a pink sauce.. there is a place in Newport Beach called Mamma D’s that has the best pink sauce! I also love a penne or angel hair noodle. Extra cheese always please!!
Oh this looks delicious!! And so simple, my kinda meal! Thank you, will definitely try. 😉
Hope you love it!!