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Spinach Turkey Penne

 Spinach Turkey Penne
A friend served this recipe to me as a vegetarian dish. I enjoyed it, but my husband and three sons love meat, so I added turkey Italian sausage.
2 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 3 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 Italian turkey sausage links (about 1/2 pound), casings removed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups packed torn fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Crumble sausage into a
  • skillet. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set
  • aside.
  • In same skillet, cook garlic in oil for 1-2 minutes. Add the spinach,
  • raisins if desired and bouillon. Cook and stir until spinach is
  • wilted. Stir in tomatoes and sausage.
  • Drain pasta; transfer to a serving bowl. Add spinach mixture; toss
  • gently. Garnish with almonds and Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.