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Sausage and Sauerkraut Pasta Skillet

Sausage and Sauerkraut Pasta SkilletHere's a satisfying main dish that is quick and easy to prepare. The combination of ingredients is both eye-appealing and delicious. A great choice for the busy cook.
A Family-Favorites Recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
1 (16-ounce) package kielbasa sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 medium onion, halved and cut into thin slices
4 tablespoons butter or margarine - divided use
2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
1 (16-ounce) package refrigerated sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, preferably al dente (firm to the bite); drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat add the sausage and onion and cook until sausage is nicely browned and onion is tender. Drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and cook for a few seconds until sugar has melted.
  4. Stir in sauerkraut, pasta, remaining 2 tablespoons butter, parsley (if using) and pepper, gently tossing to distribute ingredients evenly; continue to cook just until heated thoroughly.
  5. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 364.0 calories; 53% calories from fat; 21.7g total fat; 53.3mg cholesterol; 829.9mg sodium; 336.8mg potassium; 29.8g carbohydrates; 2.3g fiber; 5.0g sugar; 27.5g net carbs; 11.9g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; Copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.