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Skillet Penne with Sausage and Spinach


Skillet Penne with Sausage and Spinach, a delicious one pot meal that's perfect for weeknights. Enjoy!

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian-style turkey sausage, casings removed I used a combo of hot and sweet Italian sausage
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced finely
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, rinsed and chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) penne pasta
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach, I used 10 ounces
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts



Step 1

Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot and add in the sausage. Cook until lightly browned and no longer pink about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in the water, broth, sun-dried tomatoes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, then add in the pasta. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook at a strong simmer, stirring often, until the pasta is tender and the liquid has thickened, about 15-18 minutes

Stir in the spinach, a handful at at time, and cook until wilted. Off the heat, stir in the cheese and pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.


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