Fusilli with sausage, spinach and peppers

Total Time
33 min
10 min
23 min
This super quick pasta dish is one where you add the pasta to the sauce pot (instead of pouring the sauce over the pasta). This ready in minutes sauce is made from a simple broth, enhanced by the flavors of sautéed sausage and sweet pimientos and thickened by chopped frozen spinach. So rather than serving individual plates or bowls of the pasta, cook the sauce in a pretty Dutch oven or other stovetop-to-table pot, and dish out the pasta family style once everyone is seated. To complement this dish, halve a garlic clove and rub it on toasted slices of Italian bread. Then lightly coat the bread with olive-oil cooking spray.


Uncooked fusilli

8 oz

Uncooked turkey sausage(s)

8 oz, casings removed

Chopped frozen spinach

10 oz, thawed and squeezed dry

Canned chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Canned pimento(s)

7 oz, drained and chopped

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper


Dried oregano

½ tsp


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large nonstick skillet. Cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add spinach, broth, red peppers, salt, pepper and oregano. Heat to serving temperature, about 3 minutes.
  4. Drain fusilli, add to sausage mixture and toss to combine.