Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Sausage
pound cooked smoked turkey or chicken sausage
large leek, cut into 1/4-inch slices
cloves garlic, minced
teaspoon olive oil
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
7 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into thin, bite-size strips
cups torn fresh spinach
ounces dried medium bow-tie pasta
teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 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.
- 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