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Turkey Sausage & Spinach Orecchiette

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“I got this REALLY good recipe from the March 2013 Family Circle. It's SO good that I just have to share it with all of you!! It's a nice change from having spaghetti on a cooler Fall evening when you can still enjoy eating out on your patio al fresco style.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 sweet Italian turkey sausage links or 34 sweet Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onions, thawed (I used fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons jarred chopped garlic
  • 2 cups sliced sweet peppers (red and yellow)
  • 12 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 lb orecchiette
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag Baby Spinach
  • 13 cup shredded asiago cheese


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage, onions and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in peppers and Italian seasoning; cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce and simmer 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook orecchiette pasta following package directions, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Gradually stir spinach into skillet. In pasta pot, combine pasta and sausage sauce, adding some of the cooking water if needed to loosen sauce.
  4. To serve, spoon pasta into a large serving bowl. Top with shredded Asiago cheese.

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