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Sausage and Bean Penne Pasta

Sausage and Bean Penne Pasta
Total Time:
30 minutes


6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
8 oz tri-color (or multi-shape) pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 oz chicken & turkey Italian sausage links, casing off
1 (16-oz) can reduced-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed/drained
1 cup no-salt-added chicken broth
1/3 cup julienne-cut, sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped
3 cups baby spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt-free garlic/herb seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Bring water to boil for pasta.
  • Chop garlic.
  • Squeeze lemon for juice (1 tablespoon).


  1. Prepare pasta following package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water when draining.
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add sausage; brown 5–7 minutes, stirring to crumble meat, or until no pink remains.
  3. Stir into sausage: beans, broth, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Meanwhile, chop basil.
  4. Stir in pasta, reserved pasta water, spinach, seasoning, pepper, and basil; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until spinach is slightly wilted. Top with cheese and serve

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Nutritional Information

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 460kcal; FAT 15g; SAT FAT 3.5g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 40mg; SODIUM 580mg; CARB 60g; FIBER 8g; SUGARS 6g; PROTEIN 24g; VIT A 35%; VIT C 10%; CALC 15%; IRON 25%

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