Spicy sausage pasta

This is one of my absolute favorite recipes. It is so freakin good. I have seriously made it 4 or 5 times in the past 6 months. Thanks Stephanie for sharing this winner with me.

ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb smoked sausage
1.5 cups diced onion ( i buy the frozen pre chopped onion and it is a huge time saver)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles, Mild (i use hot, because I like it spicy)
1/2 cup heavy cream (make sure to use heavy cream, i tried to get away with using half and half one time and it did not taste the same)
8 oz penne pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions

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directions:

1. Add olive oil to an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. Add sausage and onions and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.

3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with scallions. Broil until cheese is melted, spotty brown, and bubbly.

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Enjoy!
XOXO -Brittany

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