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Sausage Spinach Alla Olio

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Why I Love This Recipe

I love making up recipes for dinner but my success rate isn't always that great. This is one my husband asks for time and time again so I must have done something right this time : D

I don't have exact measurements because I never cook like that (not even when following a recipe); I love garlic so I add a lot is pretty much my measuring system with most dishes - I leave it up to you as well

Ingredients You'll Need

Turkey Sweet Italian Sausage, sliced 1" (you can do Hot Italian and you can do non-turkey - this was a preference choice for us)
frozen brick of spinach (cut or chopped, doesn't matter)
olive oil
minced garlic
mushrooms (optional)
mostaciolli or penne pasta
grated parmasan (optional)


using an extra-large skillet, brown the sliced sausage halfway and then add the garlic and mushrooms to finish browning (uncooked sausage takes a long time to cook through and you don't want to overcook the garlic or mushrooms)

meanwhile, place the frozen brick of spinach in a steamer and steam above the water (so it can drain as well) until cooked

also, boil a pot of water for the pasta and cook according to directions, under-cooking slightly

when sausage is browned, spinach is hot and pasta is ready, combine everything with the sausage and add olive oil to wet. Mix well and place a cover over the pan to cook on medium for five minutes so that it all combines

sprinkle with parmesan and serve

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