Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: Cheesy Spinach & Sausage Pasta

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

I made this pasta a few weeks ago after pinning in on Pinterest from Michelle of The 236.  The pasta was really easy to make and I think would be a nice weeknight meal.  I also think it would be a kid pleaser because of the the cheese.

{ Original recipe from Budget Bytes }

- 6 oz sausage links {original recipe calls for smoked sausage, but I used fresh Italian sausage which I cooked before starting the rest of the recipe}
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- (1) 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes with chile's
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 8 oz pasta {I used penne}
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 1 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced thin

1.  Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium high heat.  Add the onions and cook for a few minutes until onions are tender. Slice the sausage and add to onions.  Add the tomatoes and chicken broth.  Continue to cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

2.  Add the uncooked pasta to the skillet and make sure it is all submerged under the liquid. Place a lid on the skillet and allow the mixture to come up to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for about ten minutes, or until the pasta is tender. Stir once or twice while the pasta cooks to keep it from sticking.

3.  Stir in the spinach, and stir until it is wilted.  Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top, replace the lid, and let it sit for a few minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Slice the green onions and sprinkle them over top.  if you'd like, you can place the skillet under the broiler for a minute to brown up the cheese. Serve and enjoy!

What did you cook this week?

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  1. Your past a dishes always look great! Thanks for hosting.

  2. What a delicious looking pasta dish. Happy Valentines Day and thanks for the party.

  3. Your Pasta looks delicious, so full of flavor. Have a great week and thanks for hosting.
    Miz Helen

  4. That pasta dish looks delicious! I'd love it if you would bring it over to Tumbleweed Contessa's party - What'd You Do This Weekend?

    I brought over my Red Hot Chocolate Chippers, Sweetheart Cupcakes and Old Fashioned Valentine cookies for your party.

    Have a sweet week! The Contessa (Linda)

  5. Thanks for hosting another week! Just an FYI - #2 in the Party Rules says *Ass* instead of *Add*...thought you would want to know about that little typo :-)

  6. That pasta does look "kid friendly". Thanks for sharing it..

  7. Looks delish and super easy to make!


  8. Thank you for hosting Alissa. :) I shared my Praline French Toast today. Have a great week!

  9. Great photos! This week I linked up my honey ginger tea with lemon to help a sore throat. Thanks for hosting!

  10. That pasta looks so yummy. Thanks for hosting!

  11. Thanks for hosting another great party! Your pasta dish looks incredible! :)

  12. Yummy pasta, I made pasta tonight using the vegetables growing in my garden, zucchini, tomatoes, silverbeet, garlic and onions. Of course I had to add a splash of white wine and a sprinkle of parmesan. Is'nt it great that you can make a tasty pasta from almost anything.

  13. everything's better with cheese! especially for sneaking in veggies ;)

  14. Your pasta dish looks scrumptious. I like it because it looks presentable. The combination of red, yellow, and green ingredients makes the dish look appetizing. Well, I’ve tried making sausage pasta dish before, and I can say that it’s delicious! All the flavor blends perfectly with the pesto sauce.

    Alex Staff


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