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Spicy Penne, Kielbasa and Asparagus W/ Blue Cheese Tomato Sauce

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“I made a recipe similar to this a while ago but it didn't turn out like I planned. I tweaked it a bit and came up with this. It was surprisingly better than I thought it was going to be and the family loved it. You can adjust the heat by adding more or less of the Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning and red pepper flakes. (All measurements are approximate because I just eyed up the ingredients when I added them)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, if you haven't already done so. Keep warm if cooking now.
  2. Heat a large pan over Medium heat.
  3. Add marinara sauce, garlic, Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning, red pepper flakes, dill and green onions.
  4. Heat to boiling stirring frequently to keep from scorching.
  5. After it starts boiling, add asparagus, sweet vermouth, lemon juice and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  6. Increase heat to Medium-High until the mixture boils. Continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  7. Add kielbasa and stir to combine. Cook another 5 minutes or until the kielbasa is heated through.
  8. If the sauce seems to watery, add tomato paste and stir until it gets to the consistency that you prefer, but make sure that you add another splash of lemon juice to even out the flavor.
  9. After getting the sauce to the preferred consistency, stir in blue cheese crumbled and continue stirring until they melt into the sauce.
  10. If pasta was precooked, warm it up and stir it into the kielbasa/asparagus mixture right before serving.

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