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Italian Chicken Chili Mac

This Italian Chicken Chili Mac is full of Italian chicken sausage, white beans and spinach in a hearty homestyle red sauce served over spaghetti topped with cheese.
Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 small red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 23-ounce jar homestyle pasta sauce
  • 1 16-ounce can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oil a large dutch oven over medium high heat.
  • Add sausage, break up and cook 4-5 minutes.
  • Add pepper, onion and garlic, cook 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in sauce and beans, reduce heat to low and simmer 8-10 minutes.
  • Mix in spinach.
  • While sauce simmers prepare pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • To serve top desired amount of pasta with sauce and cheese. Serve immediately.