Sausage

Michael Wurm, Jr.

Farfalle with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Spinach

I don’t know what it is about the first of October, but right now life seems to be moving faster than a leaf spiraling to earth. Maybe it has something to do with the holiday season on the horizon, pressure to finish up outdoor projects, and trying to savor the fleeting beauty of fall.

With all that’s happening this time of year, I’m always looking for quick, easy, and hearty recipes. One of my favorite simple meals is pasta, but that can get boring. So of course, I was delighted to discover this recipe for Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach in BHG’s collection of 20 Healthy Dinner Recipes Under $3. Ding, ding – I think we found a winner!

Even though this recipe had all the elements of a fabulous meal, I wanted to amp up the hardiness a bit. While more vegetables or garbanzo beans would have done the trick, I ultimately decided to toss in some three cheese Italian style chicken sausage.

Not only did the sausage make this pasta more filling, it added a wonderful flavor and spiciness to the dish, making it perfect for a fall dinner. Hearty and warm but still healthy and super simple.

You can find the recipe for this Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach here. While it’s delicious on its own, have fun changing it up to suit your tastes or mood.

Happy cooking and happy fall!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm