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Arugula & Sausage Pasta Skillet

Arugula and Sausage Pasta Skillet - this easy one dish skillet meal combines arugula with Italian sausage, tomatoes and pasta for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. Arugula Recipes

One of the best things about summer is all the fresh and tasty vegetables that are available. Being able to eat vegetables right after they are picked is amazing. I belong to a CSA to make sure I get plenty of fresh local vegetables every week, and a few times this summer I have received leafy green arugula, which I used to make this Arugula & Sausage Pasta Skillet.

Arugula and Sausage Pasta Skillet - this easy one dish skillet meal combines arugula with Italian sausage, tomatoes and pasta for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. Arugula Recipes

Arugula is a leafy green vegetable with a spicy peppery taste that stands out more than the greens I usually cook with like spinach. I have tried it in salads, but I especially like it cooked, and it goes perfectly with Italian flavors like spicy sausage and tomatoes.

Bunch of Arugula

This recipe is a very quick recipe, which makes it perfect for a busy weeknight. I made this with leftovers, since I had leftover pasta and Italian sausage from a prior meal, and from start to finish it was ready in 15 minutes. If you don’t have leftover pasta it would take a little bit longer to make, but not much!

Arugula and Sausage Pasta Skillet - this easy one dish skillet meal combines arugula with Italian sausage, tomatoes and pasta for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. Arugula Recipes

I heated my cast iron skillet, and warmed up the sliced Italian sausage. Then I tossed in some fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden and let them simmer for a few minutes. Finally I added the pasta and arugula and stirred it all for a few minutes until it was warmed through and the arugula wilted.

Arugula and Sausage Pasta Skillet - this easy one dish skillet meal combines arugula with Italian sausage, tomatoes and pasta for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. Arugula Recipes

I used spicy Italian sausage, and it I had used mild I would probably have added 1/2 t. of red pepper flakes to amp up the flavor. The pasta dish is a nice hearty meal, and is perfect either with or without a topping of Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 4

Arugula Pasta with Sausage

Arugula Pasta with Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lb cooked Spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 12 oz cooked pasta
  • 8 oz arugula
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sausage and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and the arugula, and toss in the skillet until the greens start to wilt and the pasta is warmed up, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 483mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g

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Arugula and Sausage Pasta Skillet - this easy one dish skillet meal combines arugula with Italian sausage, tomatoes and pasta for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. Arugula Recipes

By on August 18th, 2016

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