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Spinach Turkey Penne

A friend served this recipe to me as a vegetarian dish. I enjoyed it, but my husband and three sons love meat, so I added turkey Italian sausage.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 Italian turkey sausage links (about 1/2 pound), casings removed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups packed torn fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Crumble sausage into a skillet. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside.
  • In same skillet, cook garlic in oil for 1-2 minutes. Add the spinach, raisins if desired and bouillon. Cook and stir until spinach is wilted. Stir in tomatoes and sausage.
  • Drain pasta; transfer to a serving bowl. Add spinach mixture; toss gently. Garnish with almonds and Parmesan cheese.

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