Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage and Spinach

This recipe is 10 SmartPoints per serving, 1 cup of pasta and sausage.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Keyword: Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage and Spinach
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs

Ingredients

  • 1 package Italian sausages mild or hot, sliced thin
  • olive oil
  • 6 cloves large garlic minced
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets chopped
  • 1 bunch spinach chopped

Instructions

Cook the Penne:

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the penne noodles according to the package directions.  Once the pasta is cooked al dente, remove from heat and drain. Set aside.

Cook the Sausage:

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Once it's hot, add the garlic and sausages. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sausages are cooked.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, red wine, and tomato paste. Stir to combine.  Add the broccoli and spinach and keep cooking until the broccoli is tender and the spinach has wilted.  Add in the pasta you set aside earlier, and stir to combine.

Notes

You could steam the broccoli before you add it to the pot with the spinach. This would make the broccoli not as crunchy.
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Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.1g | Protein: 14.6g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 10.7mg | Sodium: 423.6mg | Fiber: 11.3g | Sugar: 9g