Stoltzfus Eats: Kielbasa Veggie Pasta
Today’s Stoltzfus Eats post features a tasty recipe (inspired by a recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron) that is packed with flavor and fresh summer veggies! In true PA Dutch fashion, this recipe includes a bounty of fresh seasonal produce – all of which we were able to find either in our home gardens or at our local farm stand. The flavors pair perfectly with our smoked kielbasa, and the whole meal comes together quickly.
What you'll need for this recipe:
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 pkg (13 oz) Stoltzfus Meats smoked kielbasa, sliced and quartered
8 oz spaghetti
2 Tablespoon butter
1 medium (or 2 small) zucchini, diced
1 tomato, diced
3 ears fresh corn, cut off the cob (approx. 2 cups kernels)
4 cup fresh kale, coarsely chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
Reserved pasta water
Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Prep veggies and kielbasa.
Heat a large Dutch oven/skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1T olive oil. Add kielbasa to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes, or until the kielbasa is browned.
Add 2 T butter, zucchini, tomatoes, corn, dried thyme, and salt and pepper to the pan. Sauté, stirring frequently for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes become saucy.
When the pot of water is boiling, cook the pasta according to the package directions, minus 1 minute. Reserve approx. 1/2 cup of the pasta water and drain the pasta.
Reduce the heat in the Dutch oven to low and add 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/3 cup Parmesan. Stir and bring to low simmer until the cheese is melted and the sauce has thickened, approx. 1 minute. Add the chopped kale and the drained pasta and toss in the sauce. Gradually add the remaining Parmesan. If the sauce is too thick, add some of the reserved pasta water to the pan to help the cheese incorporate and the sauce thin. Toss until it is creamy.
Top with additional Parmesan and serve immediately.
As always, if you make this meal, we would love to hear about it. Please let us know in the comments or be sure to tag us on social media. Thanks for joining us for Stoltzfus Eats… where feeding you is our pleasure!