Have you seen the "one pot" pasta meals that have been making the rounds online? You know, the ones where you throw a bunch of ingredients, including uncooked pasta, in a big pot and before you know it, dinner is ready. This is a simple version that uses smoky kielbasa sausage and takes only about 30 minutes to make. Here's how it's done.
Polish Wonder Pot
- 1 pound kielbasa, sliced into 1/4-inch thick coins
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups flavorful tomato sauce (jarred or homemade)
- 4 cups water
- 1 pound dry fettuccine
- 1 handful fresh spinach leaves
- In a very wide skillet or stockpot over medium heat, saute kielbasa on both sides until browned; remove from pan and set aside until needed.
- In the same skillet or stockpot, saute onions in rendered kielbasa fat until they turn translucent and begin to caramelize (add olive oil if needed).
- Return browned kielbasa to pan.
- Add tomato sauce and water; stir well to combine.
- Raise heat to high and bring to a boil.
- Add fettuccine, submerging it in the boiling liquid as best you can, moving a bit to keep the pasta from sticking together.
- Lower heat to medium and stir pasta occasionally until liquid is absorbed and pasta is cooked "al dente".
- Remove from heat and stir in spinach.
- Stir well and season with salt and pepper if needed.
Recipe makes 6 servings.