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Italian Sausage Pasta
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6 INGREDIENTS • 4 STEPS • 25MINS

Italian Sausage Pasta

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Italian Sausage Pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes for a quick, hearty meal. A creamy sausage red sauce with spinach coats penne pasta for a delicious recipe ready for weeknights!
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Mama Gourmand
Melissa is a recipe developer, photographer, and cookbook author who lives in northern Indiana, outside of Chicago, with her husband and four children. She began her food blog, MamaGourmand, in late 2015 at the insistence of her sister to share her passion for cooking, writing, and photography.
https://www.mamagourmand.com/
Italian Sausage Pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes for a quick, hearty meal. A creamy sausage red sauce with spinach coats penne pasta for a delicious recipe ready for weeknights!
25MINS
Total Time
$1.68
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
US / Metric
Penne Pasta
1 lb
Penne Pasta
Regular or Gluten Free
or Rigatoni Pasta
Sweet Italian Sausage Link
1 pckg
(19 oz)
Sweet Italian Sausage Link
mild or spicy, casings removed
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Marinara Sauce
1 jar
(24 oz)
Marinara Sauce
Cream Cheese
1 cup
Cream Cheese, cubed
Regular or Light
Fresh Baby Spinach
4 3/4 cups
Fresh Baby Spinach
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
458
Fat
17.7 g
Protein
21.6 g
Carbs
52.5 g
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Mama Gourmand
Melissa is a recipe developer, photographer, and cookbook author who lives in northern Indiana, outside of Chicago, with her husband and four children. She began her food blog, MamaGourmand, in late 2015 at the insistence of her sister to share her passion for cooking, writing, and photography.
https://www.mamagourmand.com/
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step 1
Cook Penne Pasta (1 lb) in a large pot of salt boiling water according to directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
step 2
Meanwhile heat a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Remove casings from Sweet Italian Sausage Link (1 pckg) and brown, breaking it up into smaller pieces as it cooks. Once sausage is browned and no longer pink, add Garlic (2 cloves) and cook for 30 seconds longer.
step 2 Meanwhile heat a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Remove casings from Sweet Italian Sausage Link (1 pckg) and brown, breaking it up into smaller pieces as it cooks. Once sausage is browned and no longer pink, add Garlic (2 cloves) and cook for 30 seconds longer.
step 3
Reduce heat to medium and add Marinara Sauce (1 jar), scraping up browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add Cream Cheese (1 cup) and stir until melted. Add Fresh Baby Spinach (4 3/4 cups), handfuls at a time, and stir until wilted.
step 3 Reduce heat to medium and add Marinara Sauce (1 jar), scraping up browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add Cream Cheese (1 cup) and stir until melted. Add Fresh Baby Spinach (4 3/4 cups), handfuls at a time, and stir until wilted.
step 4
If the skillet is large enough, add cooked pasta to sausage sauce and stir gently to coat. Otherwise, add pasta to a serving bowl or casserole dish and pour the sauce over it. Stir to combine.
step 4 If the skillet is large enough, add cooked pasta to sausage sauce and stir gently to coat. Otherwise, add pasta to a serving bowl or casserole dish and pour the sauce over it. Stir to combine.
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Budget-Friendly
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
Dinner
Pork
Pasta
Italian
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