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Friday, February 4, 2011

Kielbasa Casserole

Okay...I have to tell you...if you are in any way a fan of Kielbasa...you MUST make this! I've been making it for my family for years and it just never gets old. It doesn't make a HUGE amount so it's nice for a small family or just a couple of people with some leftovers. It's easily doubled if you need to feed more. You can use any kind of Kielbasa...the regular kind..or turkey...whatever you prefer. It's one of those one-dish wonders that everyone enjoys.

Kielbasa Casserole

1 pound Kielbasa – sliced into ½ inch rounds
2 cups pasta noodles – bowtie, penne, etc.
1 10-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
¼ cup milk
1 cup grated cheese
½ cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter – melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cook pasta until al dente and set aside. Slice sausage into ½ inch rounds and brown in a skillet. Drain. Combine sausage and pasta. Add soup to milk – stir well. Pour soup mixture over sausage/noodle mixture and stir. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Pour mixture into a greased 8-inch square casserole dish.

Combine bread crumbs and melted butter. Stir until all crumbs are coated. Sprinkle bread crumbs over sausage mixture. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until bubbly.

Serves about 6

Okay...let's get going....
Slice the sausage and brown it in a skillet.
Combine the soup and milk...and mix it up good.
Cook the pasta until al dente. (Do you know what "al dente" means? 
It means "to the tooth".)
Stir the cooked sausage and soup mixture into the cooked pasta.
Stir it up....then....

...add the cheese.
Stir THAT up until the cheese is stirred through. Pour it into a 
greased 8 x 8 casserole dish.
Combine the bread crumbs and melted butter.
Stir well....then...
...sprinkle that over the sausage mixture in the dish.
Bake it up then eat it up!


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