Rating: 4 stars
18 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 5
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  • 1 star values: 1

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!



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Garnish with toasted pine nuts and serve warm.

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

666 calories; protein 26.3g; carbohydrates 57.2g; fat 36.8g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 1170.5mg. Full Nutrition