One-Pot Spinach, Chicken Sausage & Feta Pasta


A little bit of Sunday meal prep goes a long way in this one-dish pasta recipe. The pasta is cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge to use for meals all week, but any leftover cooked pasta you have on hand will do. Chicken sausage with feta is especially good in this recipe.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 links cooked chicken sausage (9 ounces), sliced into rounds

  • 1 cup diced onion (see Tip)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce

  • 4 cups lightly packed baby spinach (half of a 5-ounce box)

  • 6 cups cooked whole-wheat rotini pasta

  • ¼ cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives

  • ½ cup finely crumbled feta cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil (Optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until the onion is starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add tomato sauce, spinach, pasta and olives; cook, stirring often, until bubbling hot and the spinach is wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if necessary, to keep the pasta from sticking. Stir in feta and basil, if using.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
20g Fat
59g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 1291IU 26%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 72mcg 18%
Sodium 623mg 27%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 112mg 27%
Potassium 465mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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