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Spinach Turkey Sausage Pasta

Spinach Turkey Sausage Pasta perfectly balances spices and vegetables. This is a very simple pasta dish and is a great weeknight meal.

Spinach Turkey Sausage Pasta taste so fresh because it is so simple. Be careful not to let the spinach cook for too long or it will disappear. I like to use spicy sausage and whole wheat noodles. 

I like to add extra spice by buying spicy Italian sausage or adding hot pepper flakes to the sausage when it is browning.  I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2013 Annual Recipes Cookbook. 

Cost Per Serving $4.20 as of July 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $16.79.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $15.45.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $3.86.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

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Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1.5 cups

Equipment needed: Pot, Dutch oven

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

There is a savings of about $1.34 if you have a stocked pantry.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $1.34 as of July 2022

  • red pepper flakes $1.34


Total: $15.45 as of July 2022

  • 1 - garlic bulb $0.54
  • 1 - box whole wheat penne pasta $2.29
  • 1 - pound Italian turkey sausage $4.99
  • 1 - pound mushrooms $1.98
  • 1 - can fire roasted tomatoes $0.92
  • 1 - package baby spinach, 6 oz $2.73
  • 1 - bag or block mozzarella cheese 8 oz $2.00

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Bring pot of water to boil and cook 2 cups of pasta to package directions. 
  3. In the Dutch oven cook sausage, red pepper flakes (if using) and mushrooms breaking the sausage into bite size chunks.
  4. When turkey is 165° F drain if needed. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5.  Add tomatoes and bring to a boil then add spinach until the spinach is barely wilted and turn off heat.
  6. Drain pasta and add to the turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 1

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