Growing up my best friend, Amy, lived on a farm. I hung out with her all the time, and spent summers with her, prepping her animals for the fair. I was a "city" girl, who lived all of maybe 12 blocks away, but a city girl nonetheless. When I went to my BFFs to play I would BEG Amy's sisters to let me do their chores. I never understood why they always gladly let me go to the barn instead of them... Feeding the animals, frolicking in the yard, it was glorious.
One day Amy and I were eating hot dogs, or hamburgers, or something along those lines. It was then I learned we were eating the animals we had been caring for. That was enough for me.
You'll see plenty of chicken and turkey dishes on here. Why eat those meats but not the swine or bovine? Well, the chickens on the farm were down right MEAN. The only chore I hated helping with was collecting eggs. Chickens pecking away at your arms and legs is not my idea of fun. So, poultry? Yes, please.
On to my point... When I happened across a one-skillet dish that actually called for smoked turkey sausage I knew it was already a winner in my world.
Did I already mention one-skillet? That also equals keeper. Annnnd, per severing this is less than 300 calories! Winner, winner spicy sausage pasta skillet dinner!
Spicy Sausage Pasta Skillet
SO GOOD! Scott liked it, except for the spinach. I knew he'd pick it all out, and he did. Next time I'll probably add a little less spinach, but I like the stuff, so I'm not nixing it totally.
Nutrition info per serving (this does not include shredded Parmesan cheese):
Calories - 290
Fat - 9 g
Carbs - 38.5 g
Fiber - 5 g
Protein - 14 g
Source: Iowa Girl Eats