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Spinach Sausage Pasta

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken or pork sausage
  • 3/4 pound of brown rice penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can 14.5 oz organic diced tomatoes, no salt added-do not drain
  • 1 10 oz. package organic frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 oz. fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the pasta as directed on the package, drain, cover and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and sausage, until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Once sausage is no longer pink, add the onion, mushroom and garlic to skillet and allow to cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, basil, sea salt and black pepper.
  • Cook uncovered over medium heat for 5-10 minutes to reduce the amount of liquid.
  • Add chopped spinach.
  • Cover and simmer until the spinach is tender and mixture is heated through.
  • Add the drained pasta and mix thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve.