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Simple Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta

5 from 3 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 368.68kcal
Author: Sarah Holt
This Simple Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta is quick and easy to make. It's made with just a few ingredients and is done in under 30 minutes. This will be your new favorite weeknight dinner!
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Ingredients

  • 8-10 ounces pasta of choice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken sausage diced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar of pasta or marinara sauce
  • ½ can full fat coconut milk shaken
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups spinach
  • 2-3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

  • Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Once the water is boiling, add pasta and cook according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water, drain and set the pasta aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the diced chicken sausage and cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly browned.
  • Next, pour in the jar of pasta or marinara sauce and bring the sauce to a boil. Shake the can of coconut milk to mix the coconut cream and water together. Add ½ of the can of coconut milk to the sauce and add in Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. If the sauce seems too thick, add in some of the reserved pasta water.
  • Stir the sauce and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add in the spinach and pasta and turn off the heat. Stir to combine everything together.
  • Serve immediately with grated parmesan, if desired and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Don't forget to reserve pasta water before draining because you may need to thin out the sauce.
  • Cook the pasta until it is al dente. It will continue to cook slightly more when tossed with the sauce. I recommend cooking it for 1 minute less than the lowest suggested cooking time on the package.
  • Do NOT rinse your cooked pasta with cold water after cooking. You need the starchiness of cooked pasta so the sauce will stick.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Simple Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta
Serving Size
 
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
368.68
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30.49
g
47
%
Cholesterol
 
82.26
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
1216.66
mg
53
%
Potassium
 
204.51
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
8.01
g
3
%
Fiber
 
0.76
g
3
%
Sugar
 
1.49
g
2
%
Protein
 
19.8
g
40
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vitamin A
 
1845.48
IU
37
%
Vitamin C
 
6.3
mg
8
%

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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