Healthy Hot Chicken Sausage and Turkey Veggie Pasta Dish

Hi Mom! I know it’s been way too long since I’ve blogged. I’m sorry. I’ve been quite busy exercising my brain. I will try harder!!

I had the hardest time naming this recipe! I just threw a bunch of random nutritious stuff together that sounded really good, but didn’t really have a plan at the beginning. It just goes to show that it doesn’t really matter, does it!? It turned out awesome! It is super easy to make! So don’t worry about having skills in the kitchen, because you don’t need them. Just gather up these ingredients, fire up the stove, and you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!

You will need:

1-2 tablespoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

1 small yellow onion – diced

1 orange bell pepper – diced

1 clove minced garlic

1 – 8 ounce package chopped button mushrooms 

1/2 package hot chicken (or turkey) sausage

1/2 package ground turkey (or chicken) (I just used what I found at the store – it really doesn’t matter!)

1 – 15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes

1 – 15 ounce can tomato sauce

1/2 package baby spinach (mine had shaved carrots and beets in it as a bonus!)

1/3-1/2 box of veggie pasta (rigatoni, shells and corkscrew mix)

Italian seasoning, dried parsley, garlic salt, salt, and pepper

Pasta

Heat up 1-2 tablespoons of EVOO in a large skillet on medium-high. (While skillet is warming, start medium pot of water on high heat to get it boiling. Add pasta and cook for 9 minutes until al dente.) Once skillet is hot, throw in onions, peppers, and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms for about 10 minutes, and start both meats on the opposite side while those are cooking. Once the meats are cooked through, mix everything up and then add tomatoes and sauce. Once mixture is warm all the way through, add spinach and mix until wilted. After pasta is done, rinse with cold water, and then add to veggie and meat mixture. Add seasonings to taste. Stir until uniform, and dinner is ready!

Dinner

I topped mine off with a little bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese, and called it a day! It turned out super yummy! It made enough to have leftovers for 3 more meals this week. Just right for a single lady trying to eat healthy! Let me know if you try this and how it turns out! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an awesome week!

 

Happy Trails!

Stacey

Comments

  1. What a surprise to see a new blog, I had even stopped checking! This recipe looks very tasty and easy, which is right down my alley, will give it a try! What you are exercising your brain on is way more important than blogging every week, even though I do miss them! So don’t worry about that, just keep on studying!! Love you!!

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