Pasta with Sausage, Spinach, and Pine Nuts
- Total Time
Reserving some of the pasta’s starchy cooking water is a good idea.
olive oil2 tsp
uncooked turkey sausage(s)½ pound(s), Italian variety, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
pine nuts2 Tbsp
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium, minced
crushed red pepper flakes¼ tsp
uncooked pasta9 oz, fresh fettuccine variety
fresh spinach9 oz, baby leaves
- Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan, over high heat.
- Meanwhile heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the pine nuts, garlic, and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring frequently until the nuts are lightly browned and the sausage is dark brown, about 2 minutes.
- Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, about 2 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Return the pasta to the saucepan; add the sausage mixture, spinach, and the reserved water; toss to coat. Yields 1 1/2 cups per serving.