Chicken Feta Spinach Sausage with Pasta

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

I went to a local family owned shop called Badurik Butcher Block and bought several cuts of meat along with some hot Italian sausage that my husband always requests that I get. Well, when I got home it wasn't hot sausage but Chicken Feta Spinach Sausage that I didn't know what to do with. It is not something I would have even bought.
Well, I was pleasingly surprised at how tasty this sausage is and that my husband Anthony and nephew Rhyan really enjoyed it as well.
From now on, I can add this healthier version of sausage to our dinner recipes as it is delicious.


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Serves:

4 people

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4
chicken feta spinach sausage links
1/2 medium
yellow onion, minced
4 medium
garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 box
small pasta shells

SPICY SAUCE:

1 can(s)
petite diced tomatoes w/green chilies 14.5 oz.
1 can(s)
tomato paste 6 oz.
2 tsp
basil
1 Tbsp
tone's spicy spaghetti seasoning (includes salt, dehydrated onion, spices, dehydrated red and green bell pepper, sugar, parsley, dehydrated garlic, red pepper.) ----bought this at sam's club
1 Tbsp
sugar

NON-SPICY SAUCE:

1 tsp
basil
1 c
fresh mild salsa
1/2 can(s)
(hunt's) whole plum tomatoes w/basil

TOPPINGS FOR PASTA

parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp
fresh parsley, chopped

CREAMY VERSION

1/2 - 3/4 c
sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute onion for 5 - 7 minutes and add garlic. Then saute for 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove the casing from the sausage and place the sausage in with onions and garlic. Cook on a medium heat.
2
Cook your pasta while preparing sauce.

Prepare spicy hot sauce: 1 can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies 14.5 oz., 1 can tomato paste 6 oz. 2 tsp. basil, 1 tbsp. Tone's spicy spaghetti seasoning, 1 tbsp sugar.

Non-Spicy Sauce: 1/2 can of whole plum tomatoes w/basil cut up, 1 cup of fresh salsa and a tsp of basil.
3
Add sausage mixture to pasta.
4
Finish with sauces, parmesan cheese and fresh parsley on top.
5
Ready to eat.
6
June 5th, 2014 --- Decided to make this dish a little different and added 1/2 - 3/4 cup sour cream. Gave it a creaminess and lightened up the tomato flavor...very tasty this way as well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy