Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One Pan Cheesy Smoked Sausge and Pasta Skillet

1 Tbsp olive oil
1lb Hilshire Farm Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced
1 cup diced onion
1 Tbsp miced garlic
2 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
8 oz dry pasta
1/2 tsp salt and pepper, each
1 cup shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
1/3 cup chopped scallions, for garnish

Add olive oil to a quart saute pan over medium high heat.  Add onions and sausage and cook until lightly browned.  Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.  Add chicken broth, tomatoes, milk, pasta, and seasonings.  Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for about 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.  Turn off heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover for about 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt.  Top with sliced scallions and serve.

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken

1 cup of chicken stock
1 cup of colby jack cheese
1 green pepper diced
1 red pepper diced
1 pound of chicken breast
1/2  tsp of red pepper flakes
8 oz cream cheese
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2  tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Optional- Rice

Set crock pot to low.  Add all ingredients except colby jack cheese.  Cook for 6 hours.  Add Colby Jack cheese and cook for 1 to 1.5 hours.  Shred the chickn.  Stir and serve over rice.