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
Stove Top


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)


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

About Penne with Sausage and Spinach

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