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Spinach Turkey Penne Recipe

Spinach Turkey Penne Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Crumble sausage into a skillet. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Drain pasta; transfer to a serving bowl. Add spinach mixture; toss gently. Garnish with almonds and Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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