Tasty Tuesday: Grown Up Hamburger Helper

It's been COLD here in VA - and after a long day of work and dragging ourselves to the gym - the last thing we wanted to do was go to the store as well. So, we decided to clean out the pantry and see what we could throw together. What turned out was pure deliciousness! We called it "Grown Up Hamburger Helper."
Photo courtesy of the hubs, on his second bowl... since we scarfed down the first. 

1 lb. turkey sausage
12 oz pasta (any kind will work, we even used a variety of 3 boxes - one was veggie)
1 can cream of mushroom soup, we only used about 2/3's of the can
1 tomato, diced
1/2 onion, chopped 
2 tbls garlic, minced 
2 cups spinach or arugula (we used a mixed blend)
1 cup hot pepper cheese (really any sort of white cheese would work), shredded
Olive Oil
Black Pepper

In a large skillet, brown sausage in one tablespoon olive oil. Leave in larger chunks. Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente. Once sausage is browned, set aside (do not drain). Sauté onions and garlic in small skillet until fragrant. Meanwhile drain pasta and set aside. Add onion/garlic mixture to sausage and place over low heat. Add tomatoes, arugula and cream of mushroom soup and cook for 5-10 minutes. Season with pepper. Add mixture to large bowl with pasta - top with cheese, mix and enjoy! 

Such an easy week-night meal. Hope you enjoy!

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