Chicken Sausage Bow Tie Pasta

This recipe has been a staple in our home for many years. The chicken sausage and cannellini beans provide a good amount of protein. Add in the spinach and asparagus and you have a good amount of greens to off set the little bow tie pasta noodles in the dish.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 443 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 10 Oz Pasta Bow ties work well
  • 12 Oz Chicken Sausage Feta and spinach or sun dried tomato
  • 16 Oz Spinach Leaves Baby spinach leaves preferred
  • 8 Oz Asparagus Fresh and chopped into bite sized chunks
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic
  • 10 Oz Canned White Beans Cannellini
  • 12 Oz Chicken Stock We make our own
  • 3 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Boil a pot of water and add the pasta
  • Chop the onion and garlic
  • Wash the asparagus
  • Trim the woody ends from the asparagus
  • Slice the sausage into desired bite-sized circles
  • Add the oil to the skillet and turn heat to medium low
  • Cook the onion and garlic in a large frying pan until translucent and then push them to the edges of the pan or remove and set aside.
  • Turn the heat to medium and add the sausage slices until starting to brown
  • Add the asparagus pieces stirring often for 1 minute
  • Add the beans along with the liquid from the can
  • Add the chicken stock
  • Check on pasta (should be al dente-do not overcook) Drain and set aside do not rinse
  • Add the spinach to the skillet and only cook till wilted. Stir it around and fold it to ensure you do not over cook
  • Remove from heat and plate the meal with the pasta on the bottom of each bowl, them the chicken sausage mixture
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to each dish
  • Top with a little grated cheese salt and black pepper if desired ( Not included in nutrient info)

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Nutrition

Calories: 443kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 23gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 729mgPotassium: 918mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 7577IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 6mg
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