Kielbasa & Pasta Skillet Dinner

One-dish family pleaser. This freezes and reheats very well.

Preparation time

  • Prep Time 30 mins
  • Total Time 30 mins
  • Servings 4


  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta ( or other shape you prefer)
  • 1 lb fully cooked kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen baby peas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a large skillet, saute over medium heat, the sausage and garlic in butter.
  3. Combine cornstarch and low-fat milk until smooth.
  4. Gradually add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly or until thickened. (You may reduce the heat to medium after this comes to a boil to keep from scorching mixture).
  6. Drain pasta and add to skillet.
  7. Stir in peas and cook over medium heat until they are tender.
  8. Reduce heat to medium low, add cheese and cook until cheese is melted.