Apple, Sausage and Walnut Pasta

Apple, Sausage and Walnut Pasta
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 15 mins


  • 2 8 ounce bags TruRoots Ancient Grain penne or 1 lb whole wheat penne
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3 3 ounce links Italian chicken sausage (such as Premio), removed from casings
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 apples, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 6 ounce bag baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, add walnuts to a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat; toast 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove to a cutting board to cool, then roughly chop.

3. In same pan, add chicken sausage. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until browned. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Mix in apples and cook 2 minutes. Stir in spinach until wilted. Mix in walnuts, Asiago, salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl with pasta; stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 464, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 41, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 67, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 16, sodium (mg): 644, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.