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This is awesome, ate way more than I should have! Happened to have some leftover pasta and other ingredients on hand. Made it in a little bit diff order so would only use my one biggest cast iron pan. Also added a can of rotel tomatoes and used a whole 16oz of mozzarella! OMGOODNESS, sooo good!Was looking for the nutrient/calorie listing- any clue the calories of this?
Hi, Cindy! We don’t currently calculate nutritional information on our recipes. I’d recommend using an online nutritional calculator like this one.
I haven’t cooked with chicken sausage before. What brand do you recommend?
It’s darned near impossible to find raw chicken sausage where I live! And that’s what this recipe calls for. But I’ve been to grocery stores with nicer meat counters where they sell good quality chicken sausage in bulk, by the pound. That’s what I’d recommend above anything. If you can’t find chicken sausage, use turkey sausage. Or pork sausage, but you may need to drain off a little grease, as pork sausage tends to be fattier. Hope that helps…and readers, if you have brand suggestions for Brandie, we’d love to hear!
This has become one of my go to dinners. It’s delicious.
I made this for dinner tonight using jarred sauce and whole wheat penne. I added frozen, chopped spinach in addition to the fresh. I took the sausage out of its casing before cooking and broke it into small pieces. My entire family loved it. Great recipe!
It took me a while but that’s just to get all the ingredients together! Must make and I’ve already recommended it to my friends to make because it’s amazing! I didn’t have the right pasta so I just used bow tie pasta and it still came out great. Whole fam gave it a 10/10
I made this was easy I added more garlic than required and extra cheese.. delicious
Loved it! It was quick, easy and pretty yummy. I’ll definitely make it again making variations to change it up a bit. Thanks for the recipe!
Made it tonightI It was easy, very tasty and my husband loved it. Thank you Lisa. I used what I had available; 1/2 lb ground chicken and 1/2 lb ground sweet Italian sausage, and jarred marinara sauce.
This recipe was not quick or easy. Didn’t enjoy the finished product.Won’t be on my menu again.
Sorry to hear this recipe disappointed you. We’d love to hear more about why. It does have a number of steps, so it’s not necessarily super quick–if you do all the steps one by one, it would have longer than 30 minutes cook time, yes. Did you feel that taste was not worth the work?
It paired very well with collard greens too instead of spinach.
What kind of chicken sausage ? We only have chicken with apple sausage. We live in a small town.
Hi Scott! Claudia here, Community Manager at Simply Recipes. You should be able to substitute it with the chicken with apple sausage just fine! The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so flexible and you can use what you have! If you end up trying it, please let us know how it works out for you!
Absolutely delicious! I didn’t have any fresh spinach so I used leftover creamed garlic spinach I made just the other day and WOW! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!
This is going on my permanent recipe rotation…made it tonight, and it was easy and excellent! I used a quality premade sauce, added some garlic, red onion and zucchini. Used elbow macaroni because that’s what I had in the pantry. Did everything else as written. I used a cast iron skillet, and did opt to bake at the end. Thank you SO MUCH for this top notch dinner!
When would I add other vegetables and could I use mushrooms?
Hi, Ouids! Yes, you can use mushrooms. I would saute them with the onions when you make the pasta sauce. As far as when and where to add other vegetables it would depend on the vegetables you want to add. If it’s sliced bell peppers you could add them with the onions when you make the pasta sauce or after you’ve browned the sausage. (If you aren’t make the pasta sauce from scratch, then I would add the mushrooms after you’ve browned the sausage as well. Use a slotted spoon to remove the browned sausage from the pan, add the mushrooms, bell peppers, or broccoli. Saute it until fork tender, then add the sausage back to the pan and finish the recipe as written.
Happy to help!
It was a great meal! My husband and son loved it too! :)
Delicious – so fresh and tasty. Even my picky 10 y.o ate it. Thank you!
This was so easy to make and delicious.
I made with leftover chicken chunks and leftover sausage.. delicious! The kids didn’t even complain about the spinach
That’s the good thing about spinach! you can’t taste it when its with other things. I made a smoothie the other day with salted caramel protein powder, and 80g spinach (which you can imagine is a lot) and it just tasted like a salted caramel milkshake!! if you didn’t see that it was green you could probably fool kids into believing it was one :’)
This is delicious! We made it vegetarian by using a “faux sausage.” It’s fresh and tasty. Leftovers also yummy!