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Sausage spinach pasta

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Pasta; Italian Sausage; Spinach; Tomatoes; Cheese
Category Dairy; Fruit; Meat; Pasta; Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine American; Greek; Fusion
Cook Method Stove Top
Diet Low Fat; Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; High Protein; High Fiber

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces whole wheat pasta 

  • 2 Italian sausage links removed from casings

  • 2 cloves chopped garlic 

  • 9 ounces baby spinach 

  • 15 ounces drained diced tomato 

  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese or Pecorino cheese 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Directions

  • Boil the pasta. Begin cooking the sauce while it is boiling.

  • Cook the sausage over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through.

  • Pour in the garlic, spinach, and tomatoes and stir. Cook, stirring often, until the spinach becomes wilted and the tomatoes break up. This will take about 3 minutes.

  • Remove the sauce from heat, cover, and keep warm.

  • Drain the pasta and return it to its hot pot, retaining a small amount of its hot water. Stir in the sausage/spinach mixture. Add in the cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper, combining thoroughly. Serve immediately.

 

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 287 cal

  • Total fat: 10g

  • Cholesterol: 29mg

  • Sodium: 411mg

  • Carbohydrate: 40g

  • Fiber: 7g

  • Protein: 17g