Almost Pinterest Pasta

Another Hatchett Job, creative commons, pasta, noodles, recipesAnother recipe that I recently took to a gathering that friends wanted the recipe for.  In order to explain that recipe, I have to tell you about the dish that I was trying to make in the first place.

This recipe came from one of the Assistant Scout Leaders in our son’s Boy Scout Troop.  They made it on a campout and it was a hit with all of the kids and adults in attendance.  I really, really wanted to try this recipe.

Hubby being a great cook, liked the dish and told me the recipe, but I just couldn’t wait for him to make it for me.  So, off I went (without a list) to the store to get the ingredients that I remembered.  Did I mention that I didn’t write any of this down….

Here is the recipe that hubby recounted to me from the Scout trip.  It originated off of Pinterest, but I don’t have the original pin or post.  So, I can’t give credit.  If anyone knows where this originally came from, I will gladly update this information.

Pinterest Pasta

1 quart chicken broth

1 pound Penne pasta

1 pound package of sausage (any would be fine, but we like Turkey Polska Kielbasa) chopped into small pieces

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 12 ounce can of Rotel Tomatoes

1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese (to taste)


Gluten Free option:  to make this dish gluten free, use any Gluten Free pasta in the same amount and grate your own mozzarella cheese to avoid any flour used to dust pre-grated cheese).


In a large pan with a lid (we use a ceramic over cast iron dutch oven in 5 quart size), heat olive oil.

Brown sausage.  Keep it moving in the pan.

When sausage is browned a bit, add chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Add pasta and stir.  Cover for 10 minutes or so.  When the pasta is cooked to al dente, add Rotel Tomatoes.

When Rotel Tomatoes have warmed thoroughly, add cheese and remove from heat.  Stir to combine and melt cheese.

Serve and enjoy!  This will feed a family of hearty eaters easily.  Plus, it is easily doubled or tripled to serve large groups with only one pan to clean up.  We have used a large stock pot before to feed a crowd of 15-20.

Needless to say, my version wasn’t quite the same since I was trying to use my memory instead of being sensible and having a list.  My version will follow later this week.

If you try this dish, won’t you comment below and tell us how it turned out?

Till next time,

Another Hatchett Job blog, signature, Jan Hatchett


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