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    Turkey Sausage & Spinach Orecchiette

    Turkey Sausage & Spinach Orecchiette. Photo by Mantarae

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    22 mins

    10 mins

    12 mins

    Mantarae's Note:

    I got this REALLY good recipe from the March 2013 Family Circle. It's SO good that I just have to share it with all of you!! It's a nice change from having spaghetti on a cooler Fall evening when you can still enjoy eating out on your patio al fresco style.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 4 sweet Italian turkey sausage links or 3/4 sweet Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
    • 1 cup frozen chopped onions, thawed (I used fresh)
    • 2 tablespoons jarred chopped garlic
    • 2 cups sliced sweet peppers (red and yellow)
    • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
    • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    • 1 lb orecchiette
    • 1 (6 ounce) bag Baby Spinach
    • 1/3 cup shredded asiago cheese

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage, onions and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in peppers and Italian seasoning; cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce and simmer 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, cook orecchiette pasta following package directions, about 10 minutes. Drain.
    3. 3
      Gradually stir spinach into skillet. In pasta pot, combine pasta and sausage sauce, adding some of the cooking water if needed to loosen sauce.
    4. 4
      To serve, spoon pasta into a large serving bowl. Top with shredded Asiago cheese.

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    Nutritional Facts for Turkey Sausage & Spinach Orecchiette

    Serving Size: 1 (195 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 317.1
     
    Calories from Fat 13
    22%
    Total Fat 1.4 g
    2%
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 229.0 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 63.7 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    18%
    Sugars 5.8 g
    23%
    Protein 11.8 g
    23%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sweet Italian turkey sausage links

    frozen chopped onions

    italian seasoning

    asiago cheese

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