Sausage Pasta with Vegetables Recipe
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Sausage Pasta with Vegetables Recipe

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I made this for our pastors one night. They loved it so much we nicknamed it “Jason’s Pasta.” It’s a sneaky way to get them to eat more veggies. —Suzie Foutty Mansfield, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 445 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1020 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. Cook penne according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook sausage and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted.
  3. Drain pasta; stir into turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; remove from the heat. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Pasta with Vegetables in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p54

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"Mmmm-definitely use the cheese! Omitted the mushrooms & used Trader Joe's Italian Chicken sausage w/red & green peppers with about 10 spinach leaves-fussy hubby. He put sriracha sauce on his."

Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"Made with Sweet Italian Turkey sausage but I bet would be tasty with Hot Sausage as well. Very yummy, light and great with a salad."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"Made this tonight using a sweet Italian turkey sausage and my husband and I really enjoyed it very much. Next time we might try using a spicy turkey sausage just to add a bit of kick. We also didn't think the cheese really added much to the dish so will leave out next time. This will be made again and again. Super simple, quick and great flavor!"

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