This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Hillshire Brands as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.
As a busy mom, I know how important it is to keep the right products on hand in order to put together a fast and healthy meal that my kids will enjoy. Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage and pasta are my go-to ingredients for quick and easy recipes that are also flexible and variable. I've tried pairing Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage with different kinds of pasta, with the addition of various seasonal vegetables, and the dishes all turned out colorful and flavorful. You're encouraged to try out the sample recipe below and reinvent it into something more appealing to your family.
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Smoked Sausage Thin Spaghetti
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 adults and 2 kids
10 ounces Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage
8 ounces thin spaghetti
2 medium carrots
1 celery stalk
1 head broccoli
1 king trumpet mushroom
1 tablespoon olive oil
3-4 tablespoon pasta sauce (brand and variety of your choice)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Follow package directions to boil thin spaghetti until tender, then drain; At the same time, cut sausage, carrot, celery, broccoli, and mushroom into bite-size pieces. (Kids tend to eat more vegetables if they are cooked in the right size. You may cut them into bigger slices if desired)
2. In a non-stick skillet, brown sausage in olive oil with medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then set aside in a plate.
3. Cook carrot, celery, broccoli and mushroom in the remaining oil until tender. Add salt. Stir well.
4. Add sausage, drained thin spaghetti and pasta sauce to the vegetable mix. Stir well and heat through.
5. Ready to serve.
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