Monday, August 24, 2009

Smoked Sausage and Chicken Pasta

1 C. parmesan cheese
2 T. butter or margarine
2 T. flour
1 1/2 C. milk
1 lb. linguine, cooked
1 large chicken breast, cut into thin strips (with salt and pepper)
1 1/2 C. diced smoked sausage
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium red bell pepper
1/2 small white onion, finely chopped

In a large skillet, add butter, bell pepper, garlic and onion. Cook til onion is translucent. Pull veggies to one side and add flour. Stir until butter and flour makes a thick paste. Slowly whisk in milk, cook til the mixture thickens.

In a small skillet, cook chicken over a medium-high heat, turning over once. After 8 minutes, add diced sausage, cook for 5-7 additional minutes.

Add pasta and chicken/sausage to the large skillet. Toss, top with parsley, and serve.

Yields = 4-6 servings

Top with mozzarella or provolone cheese if desired. To melt cheese, put in oven/broiler for 5-10 minutes at 350.