Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta
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Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta is an easy pasta dish recipe: pasta and seasoned Italian sausage tossed in a simple, light cream sauce making it the perfect weeknight meal!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, American
Serves: 6
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 pound small-cut pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 large basil leaves, thinly sliced (can use dried basil in a pinch)
  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water to al dente (read directions on package).
  2. When draining the pasta, reserve one cup of the pasta water. Set the reserved water inside.
  3. In a largeskilletover medium/high heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned.
  4. With a slotted spoon, transfer the browned sausage to a paper towel lined plate.
  5. Drain the grease and return the pan to the heat.
  6. Add the minced garlic to the pan and stir until fragrant, being careful not to burn.
  7. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the pan to release browned bits that were stuck.
  8. Add the heavy cream and return to a boil until the cream thickens a bit.
  9. Return the sausage to the pan, add the spinach, grated cheese, and pasta. Mix all together.
  10. Add the reserved pasta water.
  11. Toss to evenly distribute, wilt the spinach, and melt the cheese. Mix in the basil and serve with extra grated cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
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