- 1½ pounds Italian turkey sausage links (4-5)
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes, 5 ounces, not drained
- 1 can cannellini beans, 14.5 ounces, rinsed and drained
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 8 ounces whole wheat shell pasta
- 8 ounces spinach
- Parmesan cheese
Brown the sausage links in a 5 QT SmartSteam™ or large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Remove the sausages and let them cool slightly. Add the carrots, onion and garlic, cooking for 3-5 minutes. Cut the sausage links into four pieces each.
Add the sausage back to the pan, as well as the tomatoes, beans, chicken stock and pasta. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then simmer until the pasta is tender and most of the stock is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Add the spinach and Parmesan, mixing well. Serve.