Italian Sausage Pasta

with spinach and garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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Italian sausage has just the right touch of spice and heat; adding it to pasta and sauce, it can hold its own, instead of holding other flavors. The sausage is complemented and high-lighted here by earthy spinach, creamy wine sauce, and perfect penne. Garlic bread on the side just ties a bow on top of perfection. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top._

In Your Box (serves 6)

  • 2 oz. White Cooking Wine
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    3 French Roll
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 24 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • Info
    8 oz. Light Cream
  • Info
    4 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace
  • Info
    10 oz. Penne Pasta

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    729
  • Carbohydrates
    71g
  • Fat
    37g
  • Protein
    31g
  • Sodium
    1409mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic. Coarsely chop spinach. Halve French rolls, if necessary. On a separate cutting board, remove Italian sausage from casing.

  3. 3

    Cook the Sausage

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add Italian sausage to hot pan and cook, breaking into small pieces with a spoon, until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes. Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Make the Garlic Bread

    Combine garlic and 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a mixing bowl. Place rolls on prepared baking sheet, cut side up, and brush or gently spoon with garlic-olive oil. Bake in hot oven until bread is golden brown, 6-8 minutes. While bread bakes, make sauce.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Return pan with sausage to medium-high heat. Add white wine and cook until almost evaporated, 30-60 seconds. Add half the reserved pasta cooking water, chicken demi-glace, and cream. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes. Add spinach and stir until wilted, 30 seconds. Remove from burner. Stir in pasta and a pinch of salt and pepper. If too thick, add additional pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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