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Dine on a Dime: Turkey Sausage and Pasta Toss

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Here's a simple twist on an Italian classic that your family is sure to gobble down. Combine our Italian Style Smoked Sausage with Pasta Roni to create home-style flavors that are both fresh and familiar.

Turkey Sausage and Pasta Toss
1 pkg. Hillshire Farm Turkey Smoked Sausage

1 1/3 cups milk

2 2/3 cups water

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
 
2 pkgs. (5.1 ounces each) PASTA RONI Parmesan Cheese flavor

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1. Cut sausage into 1/4" slices. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes; add sausage and cook 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.
2. Place water, milk and butter in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and slowly stir in pasta, contents of special seasoning packet and sausage. Return to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook 4-5 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin.
3. Stir in basil and let stand 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Sprinkle each serving with cheese, if desired.

Cook's Tip: For quicker one pan preparation, skip browning the sausage in step 1. Prepare recipe in a large saucepan, adding sausage along with pasta in step 2.
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