One Pot Sausage and Spinach Pasta
An easy to make one pot sausage and spinach pasta that is ready to serve in 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 8 oz chicken sausage (or smoked sausage)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup onion , finely diced
- 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 1/2 cups egg noodle pasta
- 2 cups fresh spinach , torn or chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Slice the chicken sausage into thin slices and set aside.
In the bottom of a large skillet or heavy stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add chicken sausage and cook until browned on both sides. Add in onions and sautee for 2-3 minutes more until the onions become translucent.
Add in the can of diced tomatoes and green chiles undrained and gently deglaze pan (scrape off browned bits of butter and sausage from bottom of pan)
Add in pasta to pot and pour in chicken broth to just cover pasta. Stir the pasta into the liquid well. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer covered until the pasta is cooked through. Usually around 10 minutes. Stir a few times during cook time to prevent sticking and to make sure all pasta cooks evenly.
Remove lid and add in fresh spinach in several small batches. Stir each batch until spinach becomes wilted before adding in next batch.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese, and cook until cheese is melted.