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Creamy Sausage Pasta

It only takes 30 minutes to make and enjoy this Creamy Sausage Pasta recipe with fettuccine, browned sausage, and fresh spinach all in simply made, creamy pesto sauce. 

Course gluten free main dish, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy, fettucine, pasta, pesto, sausage, spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 516 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dried fettuccine, regular or gluten free
  • 8 ounce bag fresh spinach
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounce COLEMAN ORGANIC® Spinach Chicken Sausage, sliced into 1" medallions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh ground pepper
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as label directs for "al dente." Just before pasta is done cooking, remove about 1/2 cup of pasta water and set aside. Add the spinach, give a brief stir to wilt, and drain pasta with spinach. 

  2. While pasta is boiling, heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Once it's hot, add COLEMAN ORGANIC® Spinach Chicken Sausage medallions and sauté for 5 minutes, or until golden brown on each side. Remove sausage to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.

  3. Lower the temperature of skillet to medium low and melt butter. Add the half and half, lemon zest, nutmeg, salt, and pesto. Bring the liquid to a simmer and add drained pasta with spinach. Use tongs to toss and coat pasta in sauce. Stir in cheese and season with more salt and pepper. If you need to loosen the sauce to coat the pasta, stir in just enough pasta water until the sauce thins out. Stir in cooked sausage.

  4. Divide among plates and top with more parmesan and pepper, if desired. 

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Recipe adapted from Food Network

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Sausage Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 1149mg50%
Potassium 404mg12%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 4320IU86%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.