Low Carb/Keto Recipe Thread

Mike CHS

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I am wanting something more akin to comfort food this afternoon but without the carbs so I started going through my recipe files and found one of my favorites. It makes it feel like comfort food but still pretty low carb. Teresa has to eat more carbs to maintain her weight so I cook some pasta to go along with the zucchini strips. I get the taste I'm looking for and she can get more carbs.

Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
Calories 600kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 Pound Penne Pasta and the same of zucchini strips
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion Minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 5 Ounces Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  • Cook the penne pasta (cook the zucchini strips in the microwave) in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the Italian sausage along with the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Drain excess fat from the skillet if necessary and return the meat mixture to the pan.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the cream to the skillet. Bring to a simmer and add in the spinach.
  • Cook, stirring for about 3 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese until melted. Stir the pasta into the sauce.
  • Serve immediately.
 

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