Tried and Liked: Kielbasa and Apple Pasta Bake

Adapted from recipezaar, Recipe #388163. Recipe by TasteTester, Sep 1, 2009.

As the author says, this dish “is especially good to make when apples are in season and at the peak of their flavor, and it features a favorite food pairing: sweet-tart apples with cheddar cheese.” Use Jonathan apples (“you want a fine-grained apple in order to avoid the apples getting too mushy when cooked”).

I used turkey kielbasa, 2 Jonathan apples, and 4 cups dry spinach rotini pasta. I also omitted the hot sauce and final 1/2 cup shredded cheese; it wasn’t needed. This lovely pasta dish was perfect for a chilly autumn night.