When we went home for spring break, we stocked up on chicken sausages from Sam’s Club. We decided to get a few more flavors than usual; we normally only get the chicken & apple sausages, as you can see all over this blog. We also got three cheese and sun-dried tomato & provolone. We got to try the three cheese at my house in a pasta dish that my dad made; he sautéed up some sweet peppers and onion with the sausages and then mixed then up in a tomato sauce for over the pasta. I thought it was absolutely delicious, so I couldn’t wait to try something like it once we got back to school.
I didn’t have any peppers, and I was really in the mood for pasta, so I made it with spinach and onion. If you have peppers, throw that in too – they are SO delicious in this dish! I used the sun-dried tomato and provolone sausages for this instead of the three cheese; I loved the subtle flavors they added. Alex isn’t really a fan of them, so I think I’ll have to stick with the three cheese next time..sigh.
This is such a perfect way to spice up your normal pasta and sauce kind of dinner!
Pasta Sauce with Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Sausages, Spinach and Onion
15 oz. tomato sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen spinach (fresh is fine, too)
1/2 cup onion, sliced fine
2 sun-dried tomato chicken sausages, sliced
salt, pepper, basil, parsley, to taste
Place the sliced chicken sausages in a large skillet with a thin layer of water and cook on high heat, until all of the water is evaporated and the sausages are lightly browned on each side. Add in the frozen spinach, garlic and onion; lower the heat to medium high and cook until the spinach is wilted and the onion is translucent. Add in the sauce and seasonings, and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes, until flavors combine and the sauce is heated through. Serve over top whole wheat pasta (or regular) with some parmesan.