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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Don't settle for a TV dinner!

Simple dinners can be delicious! Here’s a great recipe for a mouth-watering pasta recipe that won’t take hours to make. It’s the middle of the work week, you’re tired, we understand. But don’t settle for one of those microwavable TV dinners, you’ll just be hungry in an hour again anyways. This pasta recipe will keep you satisfied all night, guaranteed! 



Sausage and Penne Pasta

  • 3/4 pound pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil and sausage; cook through until no longer pink. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add onion and garlic to skillet. Add broth, basil and tomatoes with liquid.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes to slightly reduce. Add chopped spinach; cover skillet and simmer on reduced heat until spinach is tender.
  4. Add pasta to skillet and mix together. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.