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Skillet Pasta with Sausage
with spinach / zucchini / roasted bell peppers

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

This skillet pasta is packed with veggies and finished under the broiler to give the parmesan cheese topping a bit of color and texture.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Skillet Pasta with Sausage and Spinach:
  • Artichokes, frozen - 6 oz, chopped
  • Zucchini - 10 oz, cubed
  • Sausage, pre-cooked - 16 oz, cubed (any type of pre-cooked sausage; we like chicken apple sausage)
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Roasted bell peppers - 1/2 cup, chopped (from a jar of roasted red bell peppers)
  • Pasta, gluten-free fusilli or rotini - 8 oz
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz, chopped
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Flour, any gluten-free - 2 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups
  • Cheese, parmesan - 2 oz, grated

Nutrition Facts

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Artichokes / Zucchini / Sausage / Garlic / Roasted bell peppers - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pasta - Boil pasta according to package directions. If prepping in advance, toss with some oil to prevent sticking. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Spinach - Roughly chop spinach. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

Make

  1. Turn on the oven’s broiler. Place an oven rack 6” / 15 cm from the heat source.
  2. Heat a large skillet (it should be large enough to hold all of the ingredients, including pasta) with butter over medium heat. When butter melts, add zucchini and sausage with a pinch of salt and saute until zucchini is tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour and oregano until no dry spots remain.
  4. Pour in stock and add spinach and garlic. Saute until spinach is wilted, ~3 minutes (you can cover the pan with a lid to speed things up).
  5. Remove pan from heat and stir in pasta, artichokes, and roasted bell peppers. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
  6. Grate cheese over top of pasta and place skillet under the broiler. Broil just until the parmesan topping is golden brown, ~2 minutes. (Be careful - the handle of the skillet will get very hot!)
  7. Serve pasta immediately and enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 49 reviews

This had a good flavor and came together quickly. I skipped the broiler step because I portioned this out and took it for work lunches, so I'm sure that would have made it even better! I liked the flavor overall, but ended up adding salt and lemon juice at the end to brighten it up a bit.

By: Melissa
Posted: Mar 26, 2019
Diet: Original

Fantastic! One that my kids liked.

By: Bennion
Posted: Mar 23, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Quick and easy with good flavors. Not a phenomenal dish, but pretty good and comes together quickly.

By: Marin
Posted: Mar 22, 2019
Diet: Original

Worked out wonderfully. Really tasty!

By: Jenna
Posted: Mar 21, 2019
Diet: Original

Ours ended up more like soup than pasta in a sauce. I'd omit the broth next time, but otherwise we liked it.

By: Jenn
Posted: Mar 21, 2019
Diet: Original

I liked how fast it came together, but I felt it was a little bland?? Maybe a little more seasoning in the sauce? I skipped the artichokes because they aren’t a family favorite.

By: Lindsey
Posted: Mar 21, 2019
Diet: Original