Time: 25 minutes
8oz chickpea penne pasta
4 links fully cooked True Story Foods Organic Apple & Wildflower Honey Chicken Sausage (or your favorite chicken sausage)
1 medium onion, diced
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 5oz bag baby spinach
2 tsp dried Italian seasoning blend
1 24oz jar your favorite marinara sauce
3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1.) Cook pasta according to box, drain, rinse and add some EVOO to keep it from sticking together
2.) While pasta is cooking, drizzle EVOO in a large skillet, add Italian seasoning, onions, garlic and saute for 4-5 minutes until onions are soft.
3.) Microwave chicken sausage (you can heat on stove if you want, but microwaving takes a fraction of the time!) per package instructions.
4.) Slice sausage into 1/4 inch slices and add to sauteed onions and garlic. Add baby spinach and cook for 1-2 minute until spinach is wilted and well incorporated. Add pasta and stir well.
5.) Mix pumpkin puree and marinana together in a medium size bow.l and add to veggie pasta mix.
6.) Serve in bowls and top with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
One last thing- I used cilantro only because I didn't have parsley BUT holy smokes the flavor combo is perfect. Definitely add fresh chopped cilantro! <3 Shannon