I’m always on the prowl for a quick and easy dish that my family will love. My husband and I are crazy about pasta, and earlier this month I caught a really good deal on some smoked Polish sausage at my local Publix. While thumbing through a local magazine that recently came in the mail, I noticed a recipe submitted by a fellow Alabama native for “Polish Casserole,” which just so happened to be a pasta recipe that called for, you guessed it, Polish sausage. Win/win for me!
So after a few modifications, I put it all together and threw it in the oven. I wasn’t sure if it would be a success, seeing as how I’ve never in my life had sauerkraut with my pasta. I was really delighted with how the dish turned out, and I think the sauerkraut gave it a really nice contrast and texture that, come to find out, I’m actually crazy about! I always love trying new and interesting recipes inspired by different cultures, and this one was a home run for me. If this recipe had never shown up in my mailbox I’d only know what sauerkraut tasted like on top of a hot dog! 😉
Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
- 4 cups uncooked penne pasta
- ½ lb cooked Polish sausage
- 2 10 oz cans cream of mushroom soup
- ½ 15 oz can sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
- 1 package thinly sliced swiss cheese
- 1½ cup milk
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbs dijon mustard
- Chopped green onions for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Cook pasta according to package instructions - drain and put back into pot
- Stir in sausage, soup, sauerkraut, milk, mustard and garlic
- Pour pasta mixture into greased cast iron skillet or casserole dish
- Layer ½ package of swiss cheese on top of pasta
- Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes
- Remove from oven and garnish with chopped green onion
- Serve with fresh garlic bread and enjoy!
Do you have any recipes that call for sauerkraut that you’d like to share? Maybe you have a quick and easy weeknight meal that your entire family loves? If so, please share the love!
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