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Skillet Spinach Pasta and Sausage

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Skillet Spinach Pasta and Sausage

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Skillet Spinach Pasta and Sausage
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 457kcal


  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounce turkey sausage
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 10 large Kalamata olives
  • 4 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup basil, fresh
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 medium nectarine


  • Cook pasta to al dente as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid before draining.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Cut sausage into bite sized pieces, toss into skillet, cook and stir.
  • While sausage cooks, mince garlic and cut tomatoes in half. Add to skillet. Pour in broth, salt, pepper and olives. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and reserved liquid. Turn down heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add spinach and basil leaves (basil may be sliced thinly or kept whole) cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 2 minutes so greens can wilt.
  • Garnish with Parmesan cheese, and serve nectarines on the side.
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Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 573mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g

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