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Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta

Wowwee things have been crazy. Still unpacking and trying to find a flow to our new house! Joel is still in West Virginia finishing up his residency so its slow going as the girls and I try to navigate the new house ourselves. The move itself was crazy. The packers came late, stayed super late (smoke breaks every hour can really cut into your day) , and ran out of boxes. The moving truck came the next day and, of course, didn’t have enough room on it (due to there being 3 other households and a car already on it). So my things got split into two shipments, the first already delivered but the second doesn’t arrive until the 20th! I guess that gives me time to put the first half of my belongings away first…? Then follow that craziness up with a 2 day trip across the country with my in-laws, 2 girls and 2 dogs (thank goodness Joel’s parents came to help me drive because I would NOT have survived that trip by myself!).

This dinner was a great meal for summer – its fast and easy to make, and delicious, too! I loved the combination of the sweet apple, sausage and spinach!  Plus it makes a TON so you have lots of leftovers!

Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: entree apple pasta chicken sausage spinach Quick summer
Ingredients (6-8 servings)
  • 1 lb oz rotini pasta
  • 4 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 12 ounces sweet apple chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 honey crisp apple, chopped (you can peel if you want, I didn’t)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch red chili pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 oz great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 oz spinach
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1/2 up pasta water when you drain.
While the pasta is cooking, heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the olive oil and cook the shallots, and sausage until the sausage is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Add the apple, garlic, and red chili pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper.
Cook 5 minutes, or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, beans, and spinach, and cook about 1 minute, stirring, until spinach is wilted.
Add the pasta to the sausage/apple mixture.
Add the parmesan cheese and mix to combine, adding the reserved pasta water until you reach your desired consistency.
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    chefmimiblog.com
    June 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Ugh. I moved every 2-3 years my whole life until 25 years ago. Your story made me cringe, because I have so many bad memories of the actual moving day!!! But this pasta made up for it! I love that the apples get sauteed along with the sausage. The flavor must be outstanding!

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