Zesty Spinach Sausage Pasta

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Sometimes you just really nail it with a flavor combination. White Wine, Red Pepper Flakes, White Cheddar and Dijon Mustard sounds strange but it melds together so well you are going to be licking the bowl! Zesty Spinach Sausage Pasta is a delicious dinner that will have zero leftovers.

Zesty Spinach Sausage Pasta

You don’t necessarily have to get roasted red pepper sausage, it goes very well with this sauce. You could go for a garlic based one or maybe even just Italian. But most brands of chicken sausage do offer a roasted red pepper sausage. You could also do a fettuccini or linguini instead of spaghetti – that one just comes down to preference – but I do recommend sticking with a long pasta.

Zesty Spinach Sausage Pasta

I am not a wine drinker so I don’t keep fancy wine in the house. In fact, I just have a couple of single serve wines in my pantry that I use just for cooking. While many say don’t cook with it if you wouldn’t drink it – if you wouldn’t drink any wine you are a little stuck. I have found that you just don’t want the very cheapest or very spendy – somewhere in the middle of what’s offered at your grocery store will do just fine.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Zesty Spinach Sausage Pasta

A delicious pasta dish with sausage, sage and spinach in a simple sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword chicken sausage, heavy cream, Pasta, pasta dishes, sage, Sausage, spinach
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • lb Spaghetti Noodles
  • 2 lb Red Pepper Chicken Sausage cut into ½-inch rounds
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ cup Fresh Sage roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cup Sharp White Cheddar shredded


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling for pasta.
  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes then add sausage, sage and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook as directed on package. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water.
  • Add wine to saute pan, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Remove lid and add spinach, cream, and mustard. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 3 minutes. Add in cheese and stir to combine. Replace lid and let simmer until ready to serve.
  • In a shallow bowl, start with a portion of pasta and ladle sausage sauce over top.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Zesty Spinach Sausage Pasta

  1. Michele Morin – Warren, Maine – Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, three grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.
    Michele Morin says:

    Looks like a real crowd pleaser!

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