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Sausage-Spinach Pasta Supper Recipe

Sausage-Spinach Pasta Supper Recipe

You won’t miss the marinara sauce once you taste this pasta dish flavored with chicken broth and Italian sausage. “It’s incredibly easy, and the ingredients create their own sauce,” notes Daphine Smith of Baytown, Texas. “My husband likes it so much that I make it once a week.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta, broken in half
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until sausage is browned; drain.
  • 2. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Gradually add spinach. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until pasta is tender and spinach is wilted. In a small bowl, combine flour, pepper and cream until smooth; stir into pasta mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tip

  • Substitute a bag of frozen leaf spinach if you don’t have fresh spinach on hand.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1-1/2 cups: 505 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1393mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 35g protein.

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    ssapienza User ID: 8923693 268246
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

    "This is a delicious one-pot meal. I used Premio Italian chicken sausage with kale and the family loved it."

    browns19fan User ID: 919833 261828
    Reviewed Feb. 26, 2017

    "My husband thinks this is a 5-star recipe. I rate it a 3, hence the four stars. It's OK, perfectly edible but nothing special.

    I decided to follow another cook's suggestion and cook the pasta first, adding it at the end with the spinach. (Since we both love spinach, I thought its amount was just right.). But I hadn't counted on how much liquid pasta absorbs as it boils. I used the full amount of broth, and since the pasta had already cooked, the sauce was much too watery. I will be making this again by popular demand, but next time I'll use half the amount of broth and see what happens."

    PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 261715
    Reviewed Feb. 23, 2017

    "My husband and I really weren't fans of this. Honestly I feel like you'd get a similar taste if you put cooked angel hair pasta, sausage, and creamed spinach together. The dish was thick, and I wasn't overly happy with the flavor. I honestly don't know how everyone else did the spinach. 10 oz of spinach was so much, I only wound up using half of it (and in the end it did look like the picture above). It just doesn't have a very fresh taste at all. I highly doubt we'd be making this again. 3 stars because I can see how others might like it, it just wasn't for us."

    PennyGraham User ID: 4262767 235544
    Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

    "I'm a fan of one-pan meals and skillet suppers. This one is super quick and easy. Just serve with fruit and milk for a great balanced meal. I use turkey Italian sausage with the casings removed, and just break it up as it browns; and fat free half & half in lieu of heavy cream, just because I keep the FFHH on hand. It makes its own sauce and seasons itself except for a tiny bit of pepper. Definitely a great addition to anyone's menu rotation."

    jo66 User ID: 6055005 135872
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

    "I made this with sausage I had in the frig. The only instructions I would change is to make the sauce before I put in the pasta and spinach. Also, I would completely cook the pasta and just add to heat thru. I used coffee cream instead of heavy cream. Next time I would use heavy cream because the sauce would be thicker. Added Parmesan for topping. This is a keeper but next time I will make the changes."

    Linda7341 User ID: 5604614 118154
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

    "this is so easy and so making again this weekend and printing out this recipe for the girls in the office..."

    promiseswr User ID: 6143435 70393
    Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

    "This was a delicious and easy recipe.. thank you. Certainly a keeper."

    claylady01 User ID: 7293258 135608
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

    "I have always rinsed my pasta after cooking because of the starch content,maybe I am wrong and it is OK to cook in the broth and eat?"

    bartonk User ID: 6750340 85033
    Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

    "Just made this for dinner and it was a hit! Everyone in the family loved it and is already looking forward to having it again. I used a hot Italian sausage (we like things spicy!) and it was full of flavor yet still light and tasty. Highly recommended and super easy! Yum! :)"

    bartonk User ID: 6750340 59306
    Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

    "Just made this for dinner and it was a hit! Everyone in the family loved it and is already looking forward to having it again. I used a hot Italian sausage (we like things spicy!) and it was full of flavor yet still light and tasty. Highly recommended and super easy! Yum! :)"

    ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 55388
    Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

    "That`s very inetersting way of cooking pasta! I love this way. I did bigger amount with using almost the whole bag of pasta so I had hard time to stir the sauce into the pasta even I had not wait until it thickened because all my sauce was absorbed by pasta at once."

    cmessimer User ID: 1030321 59304
    Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

    "I use bulk pork sausage in this recipe, and my family LOVES it...all three of my girls eat it, spinach and all!!"

    manderpants User ID: 4829409 141531
    Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011 Edited Feb. 24, 2017

    "made this tonight for myself for dinner. I was exceedingly pleased. Flavor was great, just what I was looking for on a beautiful fall evening."

    TEDDIejan62 User ID: 290747 63264
    Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

    "Delicious!! My family loves it, every once in awhile I make it with brocolli rabe in place of the spinach -YUMMY :)"

    jennatone User ID: 3899812 85029
    Reviewed May. 25, 2010

    "This is a favorite in my house! It's easy and delicious and a variation on angel hair pasta. I highly recommend it!"

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