Skillet Sausage with Pasta and Marinara Sauce

To save time at night, cook the pasta in the morning, drain it, place it on a lightly-oiled rimmed baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator or cool kitchen until dinnertime.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 8 oz. precooked pork sausage, sliced ¼" thick cups
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 bag (1 lb.) fresh spinach, washed and drained
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups jarred tomato marinara sauce
  • 12 oz. cooked spaghetti or linguine
  • 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet on medium heat. Cook the sausages in the skillet on medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until they are heated through. Remove the sausages from the pan and drain on paper towels. Wipe out the pan.
  • Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet. Add the garlic and the spinach. Sprinkle the salt over the spinach and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, just until spinach leaves have wilted.
  • Add the marinara sauce and bring to a boil. Return the sausage to the pan. Cook for another minutes to combine all the ingredients.
  • Place the leftover pasta in a colander and quickly run hot water over it to heat. Drain. Add the pasta to the skillet and combine with the other ingredients. Sprinkle with the cheese before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 8 oz. precooked pork sausage, sliced ¼" thick cups
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 bag (1 lb.) fresh spinach, washed and drained
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups jarred tomato marinara sauce
  • 12 oz. cooked spaghetti or linguine
  • 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet on medium heat. Cook the sausages in the skillet on medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until they are heated through. Remove the sausages from the pan and drain on paper towels. Wipe out the pan.
  • Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet. Add the garlic and the spinach. Sprinkle the salt over the spinach and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, just until spinach leaves have wilted.
  • Add the marinara sauce and bring to a boil. Return the sausage to the pan. Cook for another minutes to combine all the ingredients.
  • Place the leftover pasta in a colander and quickly run hot water over it to heat. Drain. Add the pasta to the skillet and combine with the other ingredients. Sprinkle with the cheese before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories510
Total Fat30g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium1830mg
Total Carbohydrate40g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars5g
Protein26g