Creamy Sausage and Spinach Pasta Skillet
There are some dinner ideas that make life easier, and this creamy sausage and spinach skillet is one of them. You can make and serve this easy pasta meal right from the skillet, so you save on dishes, along with time. With good ingredients like smoked sausage meat, chicken broth, spinach, and pasta this dinner idea with pasta looks and tastes delicious.
This easy pasta meal is perfect especially when the colder weather rolls around, as it's comfort food at its best in a dinner idea the whole family will love.
Adding spinach to this easy pasta meal or any recipe idea is a great way to get some added nutrition. Spinach is thought to have first originated in ancient Persia. The earliest known record of the spinach plant was first recorded in the Chinese language, saying that the vegetable was originally introduced to China from Nepal around 647 AD. Spinach along with other leafy green vegetables is a rich source of iron. Spinach has lots of Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. Spinach has lesser amounts of protein, calcium, and iron. When it comes to spinach varieties, there are three basic varieties of spinach which include Savoy spinach, smooth or flat leaf spinach, and semi-savoy spinach. The Savoy variety of spinach is spinach that is dark green, with curly and crinkly leaves. Savoy spinach is the variety of spinach that is sold in fresh bunches in the supermarket. The flat leaf variety of spinach has leaves that are smooth and are easier to clean than Savoy and is found in the canned and frozen spinach. Semi-savoy spinach is a hybrid variety of spinach with slightly crinkled leaves.
The addition of chicken broth in this dinner idea with pasta can also provide some health benefits if you use a good quality chicken bone broth. These days we hear more and more about the potential health benefits of bone broth. You can either purchase bone broth from the health store or your local supermarket or make up a healthy batch of your own. Good bone broth can help to heal and seal your gut and promote healthy digestion. By using bone broth, the gelatin found in the broth is a hydrophilic colloid. This attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion in the body. A good quality bone broth also helps to inhibit infection that is caused by cold and flu viruses. A study published over ten years ago found that chicken soup does, in fact, have medicinal qualities, and may help to keep away infections. Bone broth also may help to reduce joint pain and inflammation, because of the chondroitin sulfates, glucosamine, and other compounds that are extracted from the boiled down cartilage. Bone broth may also help to fight inflammation because the amino acids like glycine, proline, and arginine are all known to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Arginine has been found to be beneficial for the treatment of whole-body inflammation. And glycine may have calming effects, which might help you to sleep better. Bone broth may help to promote strong, healthy bones as bone broth contain high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that are known to play an important role in the formation of healthy bone. Bone broth may also help to promote healthy hair and nail growth, thanks to the gelatin in the broth.
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