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Penne, Sausage & Greens

Course: Lunch
Meal: breakfast
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ pound dry whole grain penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ pound spicy ground Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • ½ cup yellow onion chopped
  • ¾ cup water divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • Preheat a large sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and sausage to pan and cook through, breaking sausage into small pieces.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic and onions; cover and cook until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir periodically.
  • Add cooked pasta, butter, lemon juice, spinach, salt and pepper, mix well. Cover and cook on low until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes.