Sweet and Spicy Lemon Spinach Pasta


  • 1 8oz. box gluten free rigatoni or pasta of your choice
  • 4 oz. fresh spinach
  • 24 links apple chicken sausage
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino remano cheese (optional)


  1. Boil pasta al dente and reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water.
  2. Slice sausages into bite-size pieces. Turn a nonstick pan to medium heat and add sausages with no oil. Cook until each side is browned (approximately 4 minutes on each side).
  3. Add minced garlic and olive oil to the pan with sausage and stir to combine. Let the garlic cook until fragrant. Around 2 minutes.
  4. Add in spinach, lemon juice, salt, red pepper flakes and stir.
  5. Add pasta and pasta water. Stir to coat everything well.
  6. Top with pecorino remano if you want a little cheese!

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