If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve noticed how much I love smoked sausage. There’s nothing better than a meal I can whip up in one pot, and add some protein just by slicing up some sausage and heating it up. Sure, it’s probably not the most healthy item, you just have to buy the sausages that have the least amount of nitrates and all that good stuff.
Throw in some rice or pasta, add some vegetables, and you have a delicious easy meal that didn’t take much effort whatsoever.
I used a tricolor pasta (that’s a blend of plain pasta, tomato pasta and spinach pasta if you don’t know) and threw in some spinach, pretty much my absolute favorite vegetable.
Not only is spinach delicious, but it’s also pretty much one of the healthiest vegetables of all time. One cup contains more than your daily recommended amount of vitamins K and A, and a significant amount of your daily manganese and folate. Did you know that it’s also pretty high in calcium as well? You wouldn’t think so.
It’s so easy to add to any dish too! You basically only have to wilt it into an already warm dish, like I did here. You’ll notice in the photo below that I forgot to add it at that point. Whoops!
I’ve been growing these green onions in a glass on my windowsill. Finally a plant I haven’t killed yet.
Creamy Sausage Pasta
- Olive oil for cooking
- 1 package of sausage, sliced (I used turkey)
- Onion powder (or some chopped onion)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 cups of chicken stock (homemade is best)
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
- 12 ounces small pasta
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (milk works too, fewer calories)
- 2 or 3 handfuls of baby spinach
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Green onions, diced
- Lightly brown turkey in olive oil, sprinkling with onion powder. Add garlic for the last minute or so of cooking.
- Stir in chicken stock, tomatoes and heavy cream then add pasta. Add salt and pepper.
- Cook pasta until done, turn off heat and stir in spinach until wilted.
- Top with cheese and onions, add more salt and pepper if needed.