Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Turkey sausage keeps this flavorful, hearty dish low in fat and calories.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
4
TOTAL TIME
25 mins

Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Turkey sausage keeps this flavorful, hearty dish low in fat and calories.

Ingredients
  • 1/4  pound cooked smoked turkey or chicken sausage
  • 1   large leek, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2   cloves garlic, minced
  • 1   teaspoon olive oil
  • 2/3  cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 7  ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into thin, bite-size strips
  • 8   cups torn fresh spinach
  • 6   ounces dried medium bow-tie pasta
  • 1/4  cup snipped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/4  cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4  teaspoon cracked black pepper
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Directions
1. 
Cut the sausage lengthwise into quarters. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces. In a large skillet, cook leek and garlic in hot olive oil until leek is tender. Stir in sausage, chicken broth, and roasted peppers. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add spinach. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes or just until spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat.
2. 
Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting any oil or salt; drain. Return pasta to saucepan. Add spinach mixture, basil, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Toss to coat. Serve immediately. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 265, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 61, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 34, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 14, sodium (mg) 440, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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