Thursday, January 1, 2009

Pasta with Sausage, Spinach, and Pine Nuts

Recipe is adapted from Weight Watchers "In no Time" Book.

Pasta with Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Pine Nuts
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 lb lean turkey sausage
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbs pine nuts
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 16 once pkg whole wheat organic pasta (I used brown rice pasta, and it was good)
1 9 ounce bag baby spinach

1. Bring salted (sea salt) water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente. For brown rice noodles, the package said 7-10 minutes, I found they only took 3 minutes. Drain pasta (do not rinse) and keep 1 cup of reserved water.

2. Broil sausage (slightly undercook) and pat dry. Slice into 1 inch diagonal slices.

3. Add sausage into skillet with garlic and pine nuts, and cook until the nuts are toasted and sausage is cooked through (2-3 minutes).

4. Add pasta, reserve water, and spinach to skillet and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Rating: 4/5 Hubs really liked this, and it is simple to make. As a bonus the spinach is a good source of iron and folic acid. Serves 6


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  2. Sounds tasty, keep them rolling!

  3. Sounds yummy, I wish there was a picture to see what it looks like.

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