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Monday, November 9, 2020

Cheesy Kielbasa and Pasta Bake

 This yummy casserole has all of the good stuff, pasta, broccoli, kielbasa sausage and plenty of cheese.  It comes together quickly and can be prepped ahead of time for a tasty family dinner. 

This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Pork Association.  As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

plate with egg noodles, broccoli, pork sausage and cheese casserole ready to eat

    If you are looking for a well rounded and easy to make family meal, you are in the right place. This recipe has it all going for it.  It is quick to assemble and can even be put together ahead of time.  It has all of the major food groups baked right in. It has enough cheese and sausage to make the whole family love it.  So go ahead and whip one up for your dinner tonight!


    Finding easy dinners that the whole family loves can really be a challenge sometimes.  Especially while maintaining our busy schedules.

    Even though we haven't been leaving home much lately, the clock still seems to be ticking down each evening.  So having some easy options in your recipe box that can deliver a tasty meal without a ton of work is always a good thing. 

pouring gravy mixture over pasta, kielbasa and broccoli in casserole dish

    This recipe is made from ingredients that are easy to keep on hand.  We almost always have a bag or two of egg noodles in the pantry.

    In a pinch you could even use another shape of pasta.  Shells would be fun or rotini would work great as well.

    We also always have frozen broccoli in the freezer.  I know that it seems to be one of those vegetables people love to hate, but my family loves to love it... especially if there is cheese involved!

    If you don't have chicken stock, don't despair.  Using water and bouillon works well, or even better get yourself a jar of chicken soup base. 

sprinkling cheese over broccoli, pasta and sausage

    Pork kielbasa is such a great addition to any meal.  It adds so much flavor and keeps well.  

    So you can pick a couple up to have on hand for easy meals like my kielbasa, pierogi and brussels sprouts sheet pan dinner. It's fabulous in a good low country shrimp boil or Jambalaya too!

    With all of these favorite ingredients coming together in one comforting casserole, there is no way it won't be good.  So if these items aren't already on your grocery list or in your pantry, get to changing that now!

cheesy kielbasa broccoli and pasta casserole fresh from oven

Make ahead instructions

If you know you are going to have a busy evening, feel free to assemble this recipe ahead of time.  Get it all together to the point where you would put it in the oven, then cover and refrigerate it.

When it is time to get it in the oven, just place the casserole dish on the counter while the oven preheats. This will give it a chance to take a little of the chill off before it bakes.

Then just add five to ten minutes to the bake time.  It won't take too much longer.  Just make sure the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is all melted and you should be good to go!

serving of casserole on plate with rest of pasta bake in dish in background


Buying Pork Supports Family Farms

Over the years, the ways farmers raise pigs has changed significantly. The technology, economics and an expanding scientific knowledge base have altered the standards of caring for the animals.

Throughout the waves of change, one thing has remained the same for farmers, their pursuit to raise safe and nutritious food in a responsible manner. After all, their livelihoods are tied to the land and animals in their care.

Raising healthy pigs and using good farming practices results in better outcomes for both the farmer and the consumer. So it is a winning proposition for everyone.

So whether you buy your meat from the local butcher shop or your favorite grocery store, you are supporting farm families. You can learn more at porkcares.org.

forkful of cheesy pasta, broccoli and sausage ready to eat

More Easy and Yummy Pork Dinner Ideas

If comforting, cheesy casseroles are a hit with your family, make sure you get the cheesy potato and pork chop bake on your menu.  It is another filling and delicious meal that doesn't take a ton of effort to put together. 

For another all in one meal, check out the pork tenderloin sheet pan supper.  It has the potatoes, veggies and meat all on one pan for big flavor and easy clean up.

When cooking for a crowd, we usually turn to pulled pork.  Even if you don't have a smoker, there are great ways to make pulled pork indoors.  Don't despair if you have a ton of leftovers, I have so many yummy ways to use leftover pulled pork that you will start making it just for the leftovers!

Watch Me Make This Tasty Dinner on YouTube

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Cheesy Kielbasa and Pasta Bakehttps://youtu.be/GaUF5wxohOUIf you are looking for a well rounded and easy to make family meal, you are in the right place. This recipe has it all going for it. It is quick to assemble and can even be put together ahead of time. It has all of the major food groups baked right in. It has enough cheese and sausage to make the whole family love it. So go ahead and whip one up for your dinner tonight!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VSovylLvy-o/X5RcIVubjVI/AAAAAAABCeA/iRHCsMTHorgr-iDiyEZQ-q-eryMuJhF0wCNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h225/cheesy%2Bkielbasa%2Bbroccoli%2Bpasa%2Bcasserole%2Bthumb.jpg2020-11-09
Yield: 8 Servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Cheesy Kielbasa and Pasta Bake

Cheesy Kielbasa and Pasta Bake

If you are looking for a well rounded and easy to make family meal, you are in the right place. This recipe has it all going for it. It is quick to assemble and can even be put together ahead of time. It has all of the major food groups baked right in. It has enough cheese and sausage to make the whole family love it. So go ahead and whip one up for your dinner tonight!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 16 ounces pork Kielbasa
  • 1 12 ounce package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Cook egg noodles according to package directions to al dente. Drain and place in a greased 9x13" pan.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan. Cook chopped onions in butter until tender. Add flour and cook for about a minute, stirring frequently. Pour in the chicken broth while stirring. Once the flour is incorporated into the broth, add milk and cook until it begins to thicken, stirring frequently. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste (amounts will vary widely based on preference and which broth you use.)
  4. Slice kielbasa into 1” pieces.
  5. Spread kielbasa and broccoli over noodles. Pour sauce over the top of the casserole.
  6. Mix cheese together and sprinkle over the casserole.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted.

Calories

391.57

Fat (grams)

28.08

Sat. Fat (grams)

13.00

Carbs (grams)

18.80

Fiber (grams)

2.02

Net carbs

16.78

Sugar (grams)

2.73

Protein (grams)

16.87

Sodium (milligrams)

989.17

Cholesterol (grams)

80.47
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This yummy casserole has all of the good stuff, pasta, broccoli, kielbasa sausage and plenty of cheese.  It comes together quickly and can be prepped ahead of time for a tasty family dinner.

10 comments:

  1. We love anything with kielbasa so this is a total winner! Hearty too! Happy new week! xo

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    1. Kielbasa is such an easy way to add a ton of flavor. Thank you!

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  2. This sounds like a delicious casserole and perfect for fall and winter. Thanks for this dinner recipe.

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  4. Loving this recipe! This will be a big hit at our house!

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