Sausage and Spinach Pasta

Here’s a recipe that I actually made before Addison was born, but I forgot to share it until now. 

Oops! Smile

sausage and spinach pasta

Sausage and Spinach Pasta

(adapted from this recipe)

Serves 3-4


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8-9 oz. smoked sausage (you could use chicken sausage, if you’d like!)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with chilies (the whole can, including the juice)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. whole-wheat penne pasta (or use whatever pasta you have on hand)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add thinly sliced sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is browned (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add diced onion and continue to cook until the onion is softened (another 4-5 minutes).
  3. Next, add the tomatoes and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the uncooked pasta. Using the back of your spoon, submerge the pasta in the liquid mixture. Put a lid on the skillet and let the mixture simmer for 8-12 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked. Stir the mixture occasionally.
  5. Now add the spinach (a handful at a time) to the skillet and stir.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Finally, add the shredded cheese on top of the entire mixture. Put the lid back on the skillet and let everything sit for a couple of minutes, so that the cheese has a chance to melt.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


This recipe is budget-friendly and incredibly fast and easy to make.  Flavor-wise, it wasn’t my absolute favorite, but I’d give it a solid “B” grade.  I’d make it again, but I wasn’t “wowed” by it. Smile

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11 Responses to Sausage and Spinach Pasta

  1. kaceyjt

    Looks yummy! And it’s great to have a few recipes ready that are super fast and easy even if they aren’t our favorites:) Not every meal can be an A++! Thanks for sharing!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I just like to be honest with y’all … if it’s a favorite recipe, I tell you. If it’s just an “OK” recipe, I’ll tell you that, too! ;)

  2. Nicole

    Looks really tasty and like a good comfort meal and one that will ensure leftovers!
    I made these turkey burgers this week and am really enjoying them!
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  3. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I love throwing veggies, chicken sausage, and pasta together, so easy and so so good!
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  4. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

    Yum! Looks delicious and easy enough too! Pinning it for sure!
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  5. Jan Petters

    Try an alfredo sauce – looks delish!

  6. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Oh look what do you know? Another recipe that I am going to HAVE to try. you get me every time. ;-)
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  7. Emilie

    I am a long-ish time reader but have never commented before. This looks so yummy! I am definitely going to try it next week.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you for commenting, Emilie! Let me know what you think after you try it! :)

  8. Kat

    oh my lordy lordy…look at that cheeeese!! I need this in my life!

  9. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    This sounds simple AND tasty. I will have to make a vegetarian version using vegetable broth and vegan sausage. It would be super delicious!
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