Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sausage and Spinach Penne Skillet Supper

Another ONE PAN Skillet meal.
This one is Delicious!
My husband loves anything with sausage, so he devoured it and ate all of the leftovers later that same night.
This is a definite Make again recipe!

Sausage and Spinach Penne Skillet Supper
adapted from My Kitchen Cafe

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound Italian-style turkey or orther sausage, casings removed
3 medium garlic cloves, minced finely
3 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth OR Shirley J Chicken Bouillon
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, rinsed and chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces (about 3 1/2 cups) penne pasta
1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

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.

2. 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 (if you find the liquid is absorbing too quickly and the pasta is still undercooked, add a bit more water in small amounts until the pasta is cooked thoroughly).

3. 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.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Glad you liked this! I can't wait to try your whole wheat bread recipe. I've been looking for a good one!