Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Turkey sausage keeps this flavorful, hearty dish low in fat and calories.

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Makes:
4 servings
Start to Finish:
25 mins
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Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Ingredients
1/4
pound cooked smoked turkey or chicken sausage
1
large leek, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2
1
teaspoon olive oil
2/3
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
7 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into thin, bite-size strips
8
cups torn fresh spinach
6
ounces dried medium bow-tie pasta
1/4
cup snipped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed
1/4
1/4
teaspoon cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. Cut the sausage lengthwise into quarters. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces. In a large skillet, cook leek and garlic in hot olive oil until leek is tender. Stir in sausage, chicken broth, and roasted peppers. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add spinach. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes or just until spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting any oil or salt; drain. Return pasta to saucepan. Add spinach mixture, basil, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Toss to coat. Serve immediately. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage)
    Per serving:
  • 265 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 61 mg chol.,
  • 440 mg sodium,
  • 34 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 14 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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