search saves

Penne With Chicken Mango Sausage and Spinach

Penne With Chicken Mango Sausage and Spinach created by Jillian R

This was borne of desperation. I had limited ingredients on hand and a hungry trio of kids (ages 8, 8, and 5) to feed. This got rave reviews (one of my daughters asked why I made such a "fancy" dinner. LOL) and after feeding our family of five, we still had some leftovers for lunch. Very easy, reasonably healthy, and yummy... my kind of dinner!

Ready In:
20mins
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

directions

  • Boil pasta per package directions.
  • While pasta is boiling, heat oil in very large skillet over medium heat.
  • Chop sausage into bite-size pieces. Add to skillet. Stir.
  • Add onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and pepper. (ALL AMOUNTS FOR SPICES ARE APPROXIMATE -- I just gave a few shakes of each until it smelled good. For the record, I would have used fresh onion, garlic, and ginger if I'd had any!).
  • Cook until sausage is heated through.
  • Add bag of spinach. (Next time, I may use 2 bags, but this is what I had in the fridge.).
  • Stir to combine flavors well. Put lid on pan if desired to speed up cooking time. Cook until spinach is wilted.
  • Drain pasta when ready and add to skillet. Stir to combine flavors.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@julicle
Contributor
@julicle
Contributor
"This was borne of desperation. I had limited ingredients on hand and a hungry trio of kids (ages 8, 8, and 5) to feed. This got rave reviews (one of my daughters asked why I made such a "fancy" dinner. LOL) and after feeding our family of five, we still had some leftovers for lunch. Very easy, reasonably healthy, and yummy... my kind of dinner!"
icons / sparkles / sparkles

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

icons / sparkles / sparkles
icons / camera
upload
icons / star / star-outline
review
icons / write-a-review
tweak
icons / question
ask
all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by: icons / navigate / navigate-down
  1. Nancy S.
    Disclaimer, I used this as a jumping off point and never made the recipe as written. That said, what I made with the inspiration was delicious! Much to my great surprise, everyone loved it. I can't tell you how rare that is in my family. lol. So, as much as I hate reviews where the reviewer has modified the recipe beyond recognition, I'm going to post this because it really was that good. I used fresh onions & garlic, and ginger paste. I didn't have fresh spinach, so I used a bag of frozen chopped spinach. Plus, I added sweet peppers and carrots that I had left over from a party veggie tray. It was a bit spicy for my crowd, so I also tossed in about a quarter of a container of cream cheese (again, a party leftover). You can't beat carrots and ginger, and the cream cheese added just a tiny touch of sweetness without being very noticeable (it was a very small amount - not enough to make it "creamy".)
    Reply
  2. Jillian R
    I was looking for a creative way to use some mango sausage and found this great recipe! My kids and hubby loved it! I added more olive oil, a little water, the juice of one lemon (I should have added the zest, too), some chili powder, and a little honey. Then, we topped it with a little grated gruyere. Yum!
    Reply
  3. Jillian R
    Penne With Chicken Mango Sausage and Spinach Created by Jillian R
    Reply
  4. julicle
    This was borne of desperation. I had limited ingredients on hand and a hungry trio of kids (ages 8, 8, and 5) to feed. This got rave reviews (one of my daughters asked why I made such a "fancy" dinner. LOL) and after feeding our family of five, we still had some leftovers for lunch. Very easy, reasonably healthy, and yummy... my kind of dinner!
Advertisement