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Smoked Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Pasta

Rated as 3.94 out of 5 Stars
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"Smoked sausage, white bean and spinach pasta with toasted pine nuts is the perfect weeknight meal--and it's ready in 15 minutes. The smoked sausage brings a smoky spiced flavor to the dish which means you don't need extra spices!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 666
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a dry large skillet over medium-low heat and toast pine nuts, stirring frequently, until pine nuts are golden in spots, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in the same skillet on medium-high heat. Saute the smoked sausage for 5 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove smoked sausage and set aside.
  4. Add the zucchini and vegetable broth to the skillet and simmer until zucchini are soft, about 5 minutes. Add spinach, white beans and cherry tomatoes; continue to simmer for 2 minutes until spinach is wilted and tomatoes are soft.
  5. Turn the heat to low; add the pasta and smoked sausage to the vegetables mixing well to combine and cook for 30 seconds until heated through.
  6. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and serve warm.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes
  • Add Parmesan and green onions for garnish.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper for extra spice.
  • You could use winter squash in addition or in place of the zucchini.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 666 calories; 36.8 57.2 26.3 62 1170 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made this as directed once and it was a little bland. The next time I added 3 tbsp minced onions, 1 tbsp diced garlic, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and I increases the broth to 1 cup. It was so good ...

Most helpful critical review

Bland and generally awful.

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I made this as directed once and it was a little bland. The next time I added 3 tbsp minced onions, 1 tbsp diced garlic, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and I increases the broth to 1 cup. It was so good ...

Easy to make meal in one pot. I left out the pine nuts and broth, used a can of tomatoes (with juice) instead of cherry tomatoes, and used fresh green beans because I didn't have zucchini. Cook...

I made this, but used artichoke hearts instead of zucchini, and added fresh garlic (4 cloves minced), red pepper flakes, and definitely mushed some of the beans to thicken the sauce. I also use...

I am too much of a novice to roast pine nuts so I roasted sunflower seeds. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It was delicious and the presentation was terrific. I might try to make i...

Bland and generally awful.

I made this as one of my soups for dropping calories. Varied by adding more broth but had no squash. The sausage I used was from the Salt Lick smoke house in Texas. It was so good it'd make y...

turned out great I used garlic chicken smoked sausage

I did like this! I thought it was quite good. Based on what I had available I did some different things but in general it was the same. I used chicken sausage vs. pork. I used crushed tomatoes...

This is really good. I did not have zucchini or fresh cherry tomatoes but I used (some) canned tomatoes.