This is a great one dish meal. We love kielbasa and sauerkraut over potatoes. We found this recipe and this is how we eat kielbasa and kraut now.
- 12 ounces dry ziti pasta
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb kielbasa, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 12 ounces sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons prepared dijon-style mustard
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and bell pepper in oil, stirring frequently, until onion is tender.
- Stir in garlic and kielbasa, and cook until kielbasa begins to brown, about 8 minutes.
- Stir in sauerkraut, mustard, and cayenne; cook about 4 minutes more.
- Stir in wine and parsley, and heat through.
- Toss ziti with kielbasa and sauerkraut, and serve immediately.
Boy oh boy this was yummy! I lightened it up by using only 1 T olive oil and using turkey kielbasa; otherwise I followed the recipe to a "t". There isn't necessarily anything earthshattering about this--there are lots of sausage and kraut with noodle recipes. What is notable about this one is that it is the first one to capture all the flavors I want in such a dish. Usually I am left saying "well, if only it had this or that"--not so here. That said, next time I will probably take the pasta down to 8 oz-ish so each bite will have more kraut and sausage. Oh, btw, my 1 year old DS really went to town on this, so it is safe to say it is fairly kid friendly. Thanks so much for posting! Made for 123 Hit Wonders.
I had to show some love back so I searched for one of your recipe's and what a coinsadance, I just love Keilbasa. Instead of the Ziti pasta, I used rigatoni and added some hot sauce. A very unique dish indeed and tasty. Kudos to you!
I thought the bell pepper added a very strange flavor to what could've been an awesome dish. :-( Don't think we'll be repeating this one, unfortunately.