Penne with Sausage, Wild Mushrooms and Spinach

I made this for the first time tonight. I am going through an old cookbook of mine and finding several recipes in there that I’ve never tried. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
3 T olive oil
3/4 lb. italian sausage, thickly sliced into rounds
3/4 lb. fresh wild mushrooms, thickly sliced
3/4 c. shallots
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tspn. dried crushed red pepper
10 oz. package ready to use spinach leaves
1 1/4 c. chicken broth
3/4 lb. penne pasta
1 1/2 c. grated provolone of mozzarella

Directions:
Cook penne according to package directions.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat.

Add sausage, mushrooms, shallots, garlic and crushed red pepper.

Saute until mushrooms begin to brown, about ten minutes.

Add spinach and broth; toss until spinach wilts.

Add pasta and cheese; toss until cheese melts and sauce coats pasta.

Did I change anything? Yes, I did, sadly I left out the best part-the mushrooms. My hubby doesn’t do mushrooms-ever.

What did the family think? Hubby and I both really liked it and both had seconds. Our oldest really liked it and he had seconds, too…he never has seconds unless it’s pizza or macaroni and cheese. The youngest ate as little as he could get away with claiming “he just wasn’t really very hungry.”

from Bon Appetit

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