Inspired by Iowa Girl Eat's Spicy Sausage Pasta, this is slightly spicier, with added vegetables and some nutritional yeast. Flexible and vary according to what you have on hand. Delicious comfort food at its best! Tastes even better as leftovers. I use whatever sausage I have on hand-family loved it with chicken Andouille sausage, spicy Cajun, etc.
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- 2 zucchini, diced thinly
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves
- 14.79 ml oil
- 340.19 g sausage (sliced or cut into small dice)
- 453.59 g dry rotini pasta
- 709.77-946.36 ml chicken broth
- 566.99 g rotel tomatoes & bell peppers (2 cans)
- 236.59 ml half-and-half cream
- 946.36-1419.54 ml fresh spinach
- 118.29 ml Velveeta cheese, diced (optional but delicious, can substitute any melting cheese)
- 29.58-44.37 ml nutritional yeast
- 4.92 ml red pepper flakes, more to taste
- 1Heat oil in your largest saute pan or a stock pan until shimmering. Add zucchini and onions, saute over medium-high until softened.
- 2Add garlic and sausage. Cook until slightly curled, about 3-4 minutes being careful not to overcook it.
- 3Turn heat up to high and add Rotel, 3 C chicken broth, half & half, and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and add pasta, add additional cup of chicken broth if needed. Stir to combine and place lid on pot.
- 4Simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente, stirring a couple of times. Add spinach, nutritional yeast, and cheese, stir to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- 5Serve immediately with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
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Nutritional Facts for Spicy Sausage and Vegetable Skillet Pasta
Serving Size: 1 (385 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 617.9
- Calories from Fat 233
- Total Fat 25.8 g
- Saturated Fat 9.3 g
- Cholesterol 47.8 mg
- Sodium 938.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 72.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
- Sugars 7.6 g
- Protein 24.6 g
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