Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta Dinner Mix
1 package (14 to 16 oz.) smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices*
2 cups milk
1 cup water
1. COOK sausage in large skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes or until lightly browned; stirring occasionally. Drain fat from skillet.
2. STIR in milk, water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.
*Substitute 1 pound ground beef for the sausage. Drain fat from skillet.
Chicken & Broccoli: Omit smoked sausage. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Continue as directed, adding 2 cups fresh broccoli florets after pasta mixture comes to boil in Step 2.
Sausage & Pepper: Omit smoked sausage. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips, and 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion; cook and stir 3 minute or until tender-crisp. Remove from skillet. Brown 1 pound bulk Italian sausage in skillet. Drain fat. Continue as directed, stirring in vegetable mixture at the end of Step 2.