CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Spaghettini with Sausage and SpinachA pasta and spinach combo makes for a filling dish.
By: Herald Staff Report,
A pasta and spinach combo makes for a filling dish.
Spaghettini with Sausage and Spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ pound turkey sausage, cut into ½-inch-thick slices
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 14-ounce cans fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
½ cup water
8 to 12 ounces spaghettini
1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
½ cup fat-free half-and-half or light cream
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
In stockpot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and brown it. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add onion. Cook until browned. Add broth and water; bring to boil. Add pasta. Cook 5 to 6 minutes; stir frequently. Stir in spinach; cover; cook until pasta is al dente and spinach wilts. Add cream. Cook until sauce thickens. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Serve in bowls garnished with parsley.
Yield: Serves 4.
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