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Angel Hair Pasta with Sausage & Spinach

You won't miss the marinara sauce once you taste this pasta dish flavored with chicken broth and Italian sausage. The sauce simmers away on its own, without much work on your part. My husband likes it so much that I make it twice a week. —Daphine Smith, Baytown, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each), sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta, broken in half
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each ) fresh spinach, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Gradually add spinach. Cook and stir until pasta is tender and spinach is wilted, 2-3 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the flour, pepper and cream until smooth; gradually stir into pasta mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 563 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1546mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • ReneeMurby
    Nov 1, 2020

    I liked cooking the pasta in the broth. I did add some red pepper flakes and grated parmesan. Simple dish, quick and easy and tasty too.

  • Apie26
    Oct 21, 2020

    I'm always willing try new recipes, how ever I have never used this method of COOKING!!! I was really questioning putting in the broth then adding the noodles. To be honest, this was very bland and needs a lot of help. Possibly some cheese, get rid of the broth and cook the noodles separately. Family was not satisfied.

  • lapodo
    Oct 16, 2020

    I thought is was easy to make and quite good. Next time I'll add some Italian seasoning to it.

  • Rellierae
    Oct 15, 2020

    This was really good. I used spicy chicken Italian sausage links. I used evaporated milk instead of the heavy whipping cream, The flour thickened it nicely. I also used whole wheat spaghetti because that's what I had. This came out much healthier, I would think, and was still quite tasty.

  • Rhonda
    Sep 29, 2020

    Really good I didn't add all of the spinach way to much for just two people. My husband really liked it also.He said add to my favorite food.

  • Donna
    Sep 28, 2020

    I just made this it was fantastic. I followed the recipe exactly including the 18 oz of spinach. Not sticky and very flavorful.

  • Melanie
    May 18, 2020

    Had to add double the chicken broth. Started with 16 oz fresh spinach but only added 2/3 because it was just too much. Flavor is okay...nothing amazing.

  • Beth
    Apr 30, 2019

    First off never need flour with heavy cream...second... putting uncooked noodles in a recipe is never A good option, especially a thin noodle. Was a gooey mess and had to add water and more broth to save it and still wasn’t to my standards. I love to cook, and think pretty good at it and this recipe needs a lot of tweaking. Will tweak and repost when I master it. Very disappointed... have always had good luck with taste of home recipes and this one was not good.