Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Smoked Gouda Pasta


  1. 1 pkg 16 oz brown rice spiral pasta
  2. 1pd ground turkey sausage *use vegan sausages
  3. 1 tbsp minced garlic
  4. 4 cups spinach or arugula
  5. 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  6. 1 cup yellow, red or orange peppers
  7. 1 small onion, chopped
  8. ¼ cup parmesan cheese *use “parma” parmesan cheese for vegan
  9. pepper to taste
  10. 1 cup shredded smoked gouda (you will have to shred yourself) *use vegan cheddar cheese
  11. 1 tbsp basil
  12. 1 tbsp garlic powder


  1. Boil pasta as directed
  2. Sauté onions, minced garlic, peppers in a saute pan for 4-6 min in olive oil or butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder and basil and pepper to taste. 
  3. Add halved tomatoes for 2-4 more min. 
  4. Add spinach last and set aside 
  5. Grab another saute pan and cook sausage until done, add vegetables pack to pan. 
  6. When noodles are done cooking save 1 cup of water and place it into a medium sized pan for the cheese mixture.
  7. Add 1 cup Gouda, 1/4 cup parmesan and pepper to taste to the water from noodles. 
  8. Mix with whisk until thickened. Low heat is best. 
  9. Add noodles and cheese to meat and vegetable mixture and cook until noodles are coated with cheese. 
  10. Serve immediately.

This recipe is brought to us by our friend Jennifer Smits, personal chef and fitness instructor.

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