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Rating: 4.18 stars
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

I came up with this recipe when I didn't have any beef in the house. Kielbasa simmered in a tomato sauce with bow ties. It's great served with rolls.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, or until tender. Then stir in the kielbasa and saute for 5 more minutes.

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  • Pour in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt and pepper to taste and the pasta. Mix all together well, making sure the mixture is wet enough to cook the pasta. If necessary, mix in some water.

  • Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the pasta is tender.

Nutrition Facts

589 calories; protein 21.2g; carbohydrates 45.6g; fat 35.5g; cholesterol 64.3mg; sodium 1390.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a really good recipe. I made a couple of changes including using low-fat turkey kielbasa mushrooms garlic salt red-pepper flakes and a couple dashes of Essence. I also omitted the oil and used a non-stick skillet. Will make again! Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This was easy but I did not like it. Read More
(19)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a really good recipe. I made a couple of changes including using low-fat turkey kielbasa mushrooms garlic salt red-pepper flakes and a couple dashes of Essence. I also omitted the oil and used a non-stick skillet. Will make again! Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This was easy but I did not like it. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2008
Sprayed pan with cooking spray and sauteed sausage; drained as much grease as possible. Put 1 large diced onion and one diced red bell pepper in pan with sausage and cooked until the tender; sprinkled with garlic powder. Used 1 can diced tomatoes and 15 oz can tomato sauce. Cooked whole grain penne separately and added in at end of cooking time. Hubby loved it. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
My mom and my husband loved it! I don't eat meat so I couldn't tell you how it was. I can tell you from the stand point of someone who hates to cook, it was simple and easy. Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2005
Pretty good use of kielbasa. Someone was moving and gave me one so I tried this recipe. I added a green bell pepper and some dried herbs. I didn't have bow ties so I used another kind of pasta. Good and filling! Not sure if I'd make it again but I enjoyed trying it out. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
LOVED this easy recipe. I did make some minor changes. I used turkey kielbasa instead of regular. I also used whole wheat rotini, a 28 oz. (undrained) can of diced tomatoes, fresh parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes and fresh cracked pepper along with the chopped onion and garlic. I cooked the rotini for nine minutes separately THEN added it to the sauce (which simmered covered while the pasta cooked). I added fresh parmesan cheese at the very end. My husband loves this and it doesn't elevate his blood sugar at all. SO easy. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2003
Super recipie! I added some things to liven it up a bit though. I added a cube of beef bouillon, along with some fresh celery, green bell peppers, and carrots. A dash of crushed red pepper gives it a nice kick as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2004
fantastic for those chilly fall nights!!! we added chopped green pepper, celery, carrots, and extra cayenne pepper, basil and oregano for some kick. Also sliced sausage thinly so it would seem like more. very filling, stays with you :-) thankyou!!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2006
I actually sort of combined two recipes for kielbasa this one and Pinto Beans With Kielbasa with some additions and whatnot. First off I omitted the garlic cloves and seasoned the dish with garlic powder when I salt-and-peppered it. Next I added a diced up carrot and two stalks of celery also diced to the pan at the start. I used three 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes and no tomato sauce. I added a can of rinsed Great Northern beans to the mix. I added some Tex-Mex seasoning for a little kick. I followed the first step then mixed everything except the pasta (I used large macaroni about 1.5 or 2 cups uncooked instead of bow ties) in the slow cooker. I cooked it on low for about 5 hours then added the pasta which took 20 or 25 minutes to cook. It was wet enough that I didn't need to add any water. Turned out great and reheated well. Thanks for a base recipe that's tasty and filling! Read More
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