Saturday, September 7, 2013

Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta - Pinterest Challenge #6

I will admit, most of the challenges I've done on this blog are food ones. What can I say, I hate to pin something that looks soooo good and not try it! Today's post is one of those recipes. 

I was at a loss for what to make for lunch today. At our house, lunch is the big meal because Mr. H. works in the afternoon/evenings so I rarely make dinner. He likes to eat before he leaves. 

Anyway, I embarked on making this recipe I pinned just last night. It was easy and most of the stuf I had on hand, minus the sausage and noodles. It was simple, quick and delicious! Enjoy!


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Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta
(Recipe source: Budget Bytes)

Ingredients
  • 6 oz. smoked sausage 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 medium onion 
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes w/chiles 
  • 2 cups chicken broth 
  • 8 oz. pasta 
  • 3 cups fresh spinach 
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded monterrey jack 
  • 1 whole green onion 
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice the smoked sausage and add it to a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Saute the sausage over medium heat until it is nicely browned (about 5-7 minutes). Drain off the excess fat.
  2. Dice the onion and add it to the skillet. Continue to saute until the onion has softened (about 5 minutes). Add the can of diced tomatoes with chiles and the chicken broth. Stir to combine and dissolve any browned bits off of the bottom of the skillet.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the fresh spinach, one cup at a time, until wilted. If you add it all at once, the skillet will be too full to stir. Keep the heat on while adding the spinach, so the liquid will continue to simmer and thicken.
  5. 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. Serve hot!

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This really was a super easy and simple recipe! 
I give it two thumbs up, and it's definitely: 
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