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Kielbasa with Creamy Mustard Pasta

kielbasa pasta in a pan.

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4.6 from 18 reviews

Kielbasa and mustard is a classic combo and here I’ve turned into a cozy pasta dinner.

Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces penne or other short pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14 ounces kielbasa, sliced
  • ½ medium red onion, sliced thin
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (see note)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the sliced kielbasa and cook it until it starts to brown and crisp on each side, approximately a couple of minutes on each side. Remove the it from the pan.
  3. In the same pan, add the onions. Add the wine and, as it bubbles, scrape up the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the thyme and stir it until the wine has mostly evaporated.
  4. Add the butter, and once it’s melted, add the cream and mustard and stir. Bring it to a low simmer for a few minutes or until it thickens. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the mustard cream sauce and stir to combine. To serve, either mix the sausage into the pasta or top each serving of pasta with some sausage.

Notes

Dijon has a bite and a little goes a long way for me, but if you would like it extra zingy consider increasing the mustard by a teaspoon or so.

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