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Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Spinach

Red pepper flakes add heat and subtle fruity tang to this Italian-inspired dish. Wedges of sweet onion and sweet pepper rings cool the fire.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish: 35 mins

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Spinach

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In 12-inch skillet cook sausages, turning occasionally, for 15 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Add sweet peppers and onion to sausage in skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti, with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper added to water, according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water (*Using Pasta Water, see below). Drain pasta; return to pan.
  4. Toss sausage mixture and salt with spaghetti in pan. Stir in chicken broth and enough reserved pasta water to thin, Add spinach; toss just until combined and spinach is slightly wilted. Sprinkle servings with Asiago cheese and additional crushed red pepper. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*Using Pasta Water Use pasta cooking water to flavor and thin sauces. To reserve, just before draining pasta, ladle out the amount of pasta water needed into a glass measuring cup or bowl.

Nutrition Facts (Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Spinach)

    Per serving:
  • 466 kcal cal.,
  • 24 g fat
  • (9 g sat. fat,
  • 59 mg chol.,
  • 745 mg sodium,
  • 41 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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