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Creamy Mushroom & Chicken Sausage Florentine Pasta

Creamy Mushroom & Chicken Sausage Florentine Pasta! A simple pasta dish featuring Italian chicken sausage, hearty mushrooms and spinach in a rich, cheesy sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Author: The Kitchen Prep

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 al fresco Pasta Night Mild Italian Style Chicken Sausage sliced
  • 1 pound bow tie pasta {farfalle}
  • 1 8 ounce package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated or minced
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 5 ounce package baby spinach
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken sausage and cook until browned lightly, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large pot of water seasoned with salt. Bring to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, about 11-12 minutes.
  • When the chicken sausage is browned, remove from the skillet and set aside on a plate. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and season with a pinch of salt, stirring until they begin to release their liquid.
  • Stir in minced garlic. Cook the mushrooms until most of the liquid has evaporated and they're lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour half and half over the mushrooms and stir. Add spinach to the skillet and toss until just beginning to wilt.
  • Sprinkle in cheeses and stir until they're melted and have formed a sauce. {You can thin it out a bit with pasta water if needed.}
  • Add cooked pasta to the sausage and mushroom mixture and toss to coat pasta and distribute ingredients evenly. Serve hot with an extra sprinkle of Parmesan cheese over top if desired.