The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Klement’s Sausage. While I have been compensated, all opinions remain my own.
We’re in a weird time right now. It’s still summer, but school is back in session. Our son only had preschool (summer camp) one day last week, and we had a packed weekend of birthday festivities. Cooking is the last thing I want to do, but it’s necessary to get us back on track to finish out the summer and enjoy the first couple of weeks of school.
When we meal plan, we try to mix things up – our tried and true recipes, something that may be on the menu every week or every other week, and something new. This weekend we went with a tried and true recipe, but one that we haven’t had in quite a while. Penne with Klement’s Italian Sausage and Spinach. My husband loves this recipe, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. We used Klement’s Pre-Cooked Italian Sausage which added extra spice, but was delicious.
This recipe makes up as a casserole and could even be frozen for a later time. For my family, it was enough for dinner and lunch one day this week.
1 cup dried penne
1 pound sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp pesto
2 cups spinach, chopped
2 ounces feta cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and place pasta into a baking dish. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, onion and garlic for 10 minutes or until brown. Reduce the heat to medium low. Add the tomatoes (with juice) and cook 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add the pesto. Transfer to the baking dish. Stir in the spinach and cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
The Klement’s Cooked Sausages have been so great for us to use in bigger family meals, but also for quick lunches (or dinners.) My husband has come to love grilling them at lunch with a few vegetables and throwing everything into a bun. When we have company over, the Klement’s Cooked Sausages have been great to have on hand. I look like I have it all together when I can offer them up for dinner or add them to a meal! They really do spice up the blandest of meals. Mix them with vegetables or a pasta, and you should be set.
What’s on your menu for the week? Do you have any fun recipes I should be trying with pre-cooked sausage?