Sausage Spinach Pasta Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts Updated

Sausage Spinach Pasta works wonderfully for a busy weeknight. In less than 30 minutes, dinner is on the table.

I can’t believe a new year is here already! The holidays are over, and it's back to real life.

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Back to school for the kiddos, and back to work for the rest of us. That means no more cookies for dinner, and time to actually cook real food again. 

Like pasta with sausage in a creamy tomato sauce. And it is ready in about 25 minutes! Don’t worry, baby steps back into the real world.

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If I had my way I would live on pasta. Doesn’t have to be anything fancy either.

A quick enchilada pasta skillet or one pot Thai shrimp pasta, doesn’t really matter. As long as pasta is involved, I am happy.

This creamy spinach sausage pasta actually came out of cleaning out my fridge.

I had leftover sausage, spinach that really needed to get used, and some half and half that I forgot was in there. Put it all together and this creamy, comforting, and delicious dish was born.

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I have made this pasta a few times for my family, and it always disappears quickly. The leftovers are great for lunch the next day too.

The time I actually wanted to make and photograph this recipe for you, I had to piece together 4 different kinds of pasta to get what I needed. I swore I had a brand new box of pasta in the pantry, but I was wrong.

Just goes to show, everything doesn’t have to be perfect to come out with a quick and easy dinner for your family. Just use what you have on hand!

You can make ahead some Red Lobster biscuits or rustic bread to go alongside, and stretch the meal even further by adding salad. Jennifer's tomato goat cheese salad would go exceptionally well here, or you could try Julia's shaved Brussels sprout salad too. 

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Sausage Spinach Pasta Recipe

    5 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Short Cut Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 12 ounces Chicken Sausage, Sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 small Onion, Finely chopped
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups Spinach, Roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add sausage, garlic, and onion. Sauté until the onions are soft, and the sausage is starting to brown; 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, half and half, and Parmesan cheese. Stir until everything is well combined. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in spinach, until wilted.
  4. Add drained pasta, stirring to combine.
  5. Serve topped with additional Parmesan cheese if desired. 

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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 82
Calories 516

% Daily Value*
16%
Total Fat 10g
1%
  Saturated Fat 0g
68%
Sodium 1623mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate 64g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 2g
52%
Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?