A simple weeknight skillet with pasta, five cups of green veggies and sausage.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:35 mins
½-pound orecchiette pasta
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1-pound spicy ground Italian sausage (all-natural)
2 cups Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
2 cups spinach leaves
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon coarse salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup freshly grated or shaved Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook orecchiette according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a large cast iron skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil to medium. Add sausage and cook until slightly browned, about 3 minutes, stirring to break up the sausage. Stir in Brussels sprouts and cook 4-5 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook 3-4 minutes, until spinach is wilted and sausage is completely browned. Stir in garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir in cooked orecchiette and remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Serve with freshly grated or shaved Parmesan cheese.
Substitution Tip: Use any shaped pasta of your choice.
Serving Size:1/8 of recipe
Keywords: easy, simple, healthy, green veggies, weeknight, skillet, family friendly