Penne with Sausage and Spinach

Carol Perricone


I got this recipe from a neighbor who was a good friend, and we were discussing quick recipes, that were different from the usual pasta with red sauce.My husband loves this recipe, and requests it often. I even make it for company, and it makes a wonderful presentation. My friends always ask me for the recipe. I hope you enjoy it too.

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30 Min
30 Min
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1 lb
penne pasta
8 oz
fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 lb
bulk italian sausage
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 1/2 c
chicken stock (or broth)
1/8 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
10oz pkg
fresh baby spinach
1/4 c
butter (1/2 stick)
1 1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
cornstarch (optional)

How to Make Penne with Sausage and Spinach


  • 1Boil a large pot of salted water, and cook penne pasta according to package directions.
  • 2Take a large skillet, drizzle olive oil in pan, and saute sausage, minced garlic, and sliced mushrooms, until lightly browned.
  • 3Add chicken stock (broth), red pepper flakes, and bring to a boil. Add spinach and cook until wilted, (about 5 minutes). Turning often.
  • 4When done, stir in butter until melted, add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stir meat sauce until thickened. (if desired, add the cornstarch now to thicken sauce to preferred consistency).
  • 5Toss pasta with sauce, and serve with a green salad and crusty bread. Enjoy

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About Penne with Sausage and Spinach

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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