This easy 15-minute kielbasa pasta is the perfect quick dinner recipe for busy weeknights. Kielbasa is combined with cooked pasta, onion, spinach and a creamy creme fraiche based sauce.
- 1 pound kielbasa sausage
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 onion
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves
- ½ cup creme fraiche
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 ounces pasta (fusilli, penne or rotini)
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
Boil pasta in a pot of water according to the package instructions.
Meanwhile, slice kielbasa, and sauté in a skillet with some olive oil on medium to high heat.
1 pound kielbasa sausage
Add sliced onions and minced garlic to the sausage, and cook for a few more minutes until the onion is soft.
Drain the excess water from the pasta, and add it to the skillet.
Add creme fraiche, Parmesan cheese, spinach, mustard and seasoning.
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 garlic cloves
Stir to combine the ingredients. Season with pepper and optionally salt to taste.
- Store any leftover pasta with kielbasa in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it in a microwave or skillet, and serve it warm. You can also freeze the dish for up to 3 months.
- Use any short type of pasta that you like, such as macaroni, fusilli or rotini. You can use gluten free, high protein or whole wheat pasta if you prefer.
- Add leek, bell pepper, tomatoes, or zucchini if you prefer to make the dish with more vegetables.
- If you can't find kielbasa sausage, any smoked sausage will work well.
- If you don't have access to creme fraiche, you can try to use cream or sour cream instead.
Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1210mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1488IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg