Penne with Spinach Pesto and Turkey Sausage
Penne with Spinach Pesto and Turkey Sausage
  • prep: 25 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    Spinach takes center stage here: it serves as the base for the super-green pesto, along with basil and peas, and leaves are crisped in the oven for the topping. Coins of roasted Italian turkey sausage add heft but can be omitted if you want to go vegetarian.

    Ingredients

    • 7 cups packed curly spinach leaves, well washed and dried
    • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 12 ounces sweet Italian turkey sausage (3 to 4 links)
    • 1 pound short pasta, such as penne rigate

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 840 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 37 g 57.35%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 20.28%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 74 mg 24.68%
    • Sodium: 827 mg 34.45%
    • Calcium: 129 mg 12.87%
    • Potassium: 470 mg 13.42%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 46.63%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 94 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 7 g 27.84%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 35 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 104.32%
    • Vitamin C 31.15%
    • Vitamin D 0.35%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch6
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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