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Italian Sausage One-Pot Pasta

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Italian Sausage One-Pot Pasta
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6
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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.
Updated Nov 2, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Panko Italian style 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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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

580 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 67g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
210
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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