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Spinach and Sausage Pasta with White Sauce

 

 

For Pasta

smoked sausage halved and sliced

2 cups of fresh spinach

2 small cloves of garlic diced

¼ white onion diced

dash of coarse ground black pepper

pinch of oregano

8 oz. pasta of your choice  (linguine /penne/small shells work well)

olive oil

 

For White Sauce

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

¼ tsp. salt

1cup milk

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (do not use the kind in the green container, lol, use real solid parmesan)

 

Begin by boiling your pasta per directions until tender, set aside

In large saucepan drizzle olive oil, and add sliced sausage garlic, onion, pepper and oregano. Now brown ingredients thoroughly over medium heat.  When browned add washed and chopped fresh spinach, it takes only a minute to incorporate into the sausage mixture. Turn heat to low as you prepare the sauce.

In medium saucepan melt butter, add flour and salt, Mix together then add milk .Mix and add your Parmesan. Stir together and heat until thickened and bubbly, add pasta to the sausage mixture and sauce, Mix together..Enjoy!

 

 

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Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche

Smoked Sausage (I used 3 hot dog length sausages)

1 and ½ cup fresh, cleaned Spinach

½ small onion julienned

1 cup sliced mushrooms

½ grated cheese

2 small-medium hot-house tomatoes

6 eggs

½ cup milk or cream

coarse ground black pepper

dried basil

1 tbl. butter

olive oil

Halve and slice the sausage and brown in a drizzle of olive oil, cook in large frying pan until browned. Then, add onions and mushrooms, add to this the butter and a pinch of coarse ground black pepper and basil ,and caramelize the mushrooms and onions with the sausage. Next, add the chopped spinach cook down for just a minute then add the tomatoes. You may add another pinch of pepper and basil if you like. Warm for about 2-3 minutes. Place in greased 8 X 11 casserole dish. Add to the sausage mixture the blended egg, milk and ½ the cheese. Pour egg mixture over sausage mixture and top with cheese. Bake for 30 min. @ 375 degrees, or until fork comes out clean. Enjoy!

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Baked Potato Skins w/ Creamy Spinach & Turkey Bacon

Ingredients:

3 small potatoes, baked, sliced in half and cooled
1 spray(s) cooking spray
20 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 oz light cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 slice(s) cooked crisp turkey bacon, crumbled

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Scoop out flesh of potatoes, leaving about 1/4 of potato flesh in potato. (Note: Reserve remaining potato flesh for another use such as mashed potatoes.)
2. Place potato halves on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
3. While potato skins bake, combine spinach, cream cheese, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well-blended.
4. Remove skins from oven and spoon about 3 tablespoons of spinach mixture into each potato half; bake until warmed through, about 5 minutes more.
5. Remove skins from oven and top each half with about 1 tablespoon of crumbled bacon.

 

Author: Amanda Rhine

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Image by Old Shoe Woman via Flickr

Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a crock pot, mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Cook on medium for about 2 hours or until cheeses are melted and bubbly.

Notes

This recipe is modified from one that I found on allrecipes.com.  I modified to cook in crock pot instead of oven.  I won 1st prize in a crock pot contest at work.  Everyone loved it!

Author Jen Paterchak