March 28, 2011:
See it on flickr.
This is a modified recipe for Sausage and Spinach Penne I found over at Your Home Based Mom. I kinda just used what I had on hand and went with it. She calls for chicken sausage, I had pork. She called for fresh diced tomatoes, I didn't have fresh or canned, so I went with tomato sauce. She calls for topping it off with almonds (which I did have but my fam isn't too big on nuts) but I decided to throw in a can of beans.
I think it turned out pretty well. It was quick, cheap, and easy. Not to mention it was easy on the dishes...only one pot for the whole meal! These are things I think everyone can appreciate, am I right?
Here's the recipe:
Sausage and Spinach Penne
8 oz. dry penne
1 lb sausage, casings removed
2 cloves minced garlic
4 C. loosely packed fresh baby spinach
2 tsp. chicken bouillon
1 (4 oz.) can tomato sauce
4 oz. water
1 can of beans
Parmesan cheese to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain and set aside.
- Cook the sausage in the pot that you cooked the noodles in.
- When sausage is done cooking, add the garlic and smoosh around until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the spinach and cook for a few minutes, until the spinach is wilted.
- Add the chicken bouillon, water, and tomato sauce and stir well.
- Add the pasta back into the pan.
- Let everything simmer for a few minutes. Top with some shredded parm if you wish and serve!