A quick and easy dinner is just 30 minutes away with this super simple but super yummy pasta dish that the whole family will love. Sausage Spinach Spaghetti is just a few ingredients but it is a well balanced meal with a delicious alfredo sauce that you will be using on lots of other dishes once you realize how easy it is to make.
I prefer to use chicken sausage for this dish – mostly because it doesn’t have much added fat so the dish doesn’t become greasy. I specifically like to use Aidells Roasted Garlic and Gruyere Cheese Smoked Chicken Sausage. Usually it is in stock at my local Costco but I have seen it at Fred Meyers (Kroger) and Albertsons.
My family prefers wilted but not cooked spinach. That is why I just let the spinach warm up in the heat of the sauce. This method gets the spinach just soft enough to mix into the pasta. But it retains the bright green color to make the dish look just as yummy as it tastes.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
Sausage Spinach Spaghetti
- 1½ lb Spaghetti
- 2 lb Chicken Sausage cut into 1-in coins
- 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
- 2 cups Fresh Baby Spinach
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 4 tbsp Flour
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
- Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling for pasta.
- In a large saute pan over medium heat, add oil. Once heated, add sausage and let heat through. Stir and flip occasionally. Let cook until pasta is ready.
- Add pasta to boiling water and cook as directed on package. Drain in colander, rinse with cool water then return to pot (away from heat).
- In a sauce pan over medium heat, add butter and garlic powder. Once melted whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in cheese and cook until fully melted.
- Add spinach to pasta and pour sauce over top. Stir to combine. Serve in a shallow bowl with a portion of sausage on top.
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