Quick and Healthy Sweet Basil and Roasted Garlic Sausage with Penne Pasta

Quick and Healthy Sweet Basil and Roasted Garlic Sausage with Penne Pasta | 31Daily.com

A quick and healthy penne pasta is a weeknight meal lifesaver. But when you toss in seasonal veggies and a delicious and flavorful sausage, the meal is practically already made.




Here is an easy pasta for hectic nights with a new favorite sausage by Aidell’s.

Ingredients

penne pasta, cooked according to package instructions (1 box)
1 package Aidell’s Organic Sweet Basil and Roasted Garlic Sausage
broccoli florets (1 head)
1 large carrot, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
button mushrooms, washed and sliced (1 container)
baby spinach, pre-washed (1 bag)
Olive Oil
salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package instructions.

Slice Aidell’s Organic Sweet Basil and Roasted Garlic Sausage on the diagonal. Heat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add sausage and brown. Add broccoli, carrot, mushrooms, onion and garlic. Sautee until the broccoli turns bright green and softens and the liquid evaporates from the mushrooms.

Add the bag of spinach, stirring until it’s wilted. Drain the pasta and add it to the large skillet, turning to coat pasta and thoroughly combine veggies. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil and add salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Serve with crusty artisan bread and roasted garlic.



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