Penne with Sausage, Spinach and Tomatoes
Recipe from Aggie's Kitchen
1/2 lb whole wheat penne pasta
2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 links Italian Turkey Sausage, casings removed
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 small can of Italian diced tomatoes
1/2 bag of fresh spinach
Parmesan cheese, for serving
Red pepper flakes, for serving
Bring pot of salted water to a boil to cook pasta. Cook pasta according to directions on box, slightly under cook because you will be adding pasta to sauce while still on heat.
In a large saute pan, drizzle a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and start to cook onion and garlic. Once onions start to soften, add sausage and begin to crumble and cook in pan. Cook sausage completely, approximately 8-10 minutes. Add cans of crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes to pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook together for about 5-8 minutes so sauce flavors combine. Add fresh spinach leaves to sauce and combine. Add cooked pasta to sauce and toss.
Serve with Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.