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Italian Sausage One-Pot Pasta

italian sausage one-pot pasta Entree Italian
Italian Sausage One-Pot Pasta
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6

Italian sausage, cheese, tomatoes, pasta—and all in just one cooking pot? What’s not to like? This one-pot dinner brings together comforting, easy-to-find ingredients in a ultra-simple preparation to make midweek meal you’ll turn to again and again. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 2, 2018
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Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
lb bulk mild Italian sausage
1
cup diced onions
1
cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 large)
2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
12
oz uncooked penne pasta (3 3/4 cups)
2
cups baby spinach
1/2
cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
2
tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Toast bread crumbs in butter 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Transfer to small bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Using slotted spoon, transfer to bowl; cover and keep warm. Add onions, bell pepper, Italian seasoning and salt to oil and drippings in pan; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until softened and starting to brown.
  • 3
    Stir in broth and tomatoes; heat to boiling. Stir in pasta; return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 18 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked to desired tenderness and sauce is thickened. Stir in sausage. Stir in spinach; continue to stir 30 to 60 seconds or until wilted.
  • 4
    Remove from heat; top with cheese. Top with basil and toasted bread crumbs.

Expert Tips

  • Stirring is crucial, especially toward the end of cooking, when the cooking liquid has reduced into a sauce. If you don’t keep stirring, the sauce can stick and burn.
  • Italian sausage varies in fat content. If your sausage is especially oily, remove some of the fat before adding the vegetables to the pan.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
1370mg
57%
Potassium
570mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
67g
22%
Dietary Fiber
4g
19%
Sugars
7g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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