Thursday, January 17, 2013

Italian Sausage Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

The title is long...too long...but I didn't know what else to call it!  This is my version of #310751 from

Italian Sausage Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

1-1 1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage, cooked til almost no longer pink.

Add: 2 cloves of garlic, minced, and finish cooking the sausage.

While sausage cooks, cook 1 pound of brown rice penne pasta to al dente, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water when finished.

Add drained pasta and reserved pasta water to sausage on high to reduce liquid.  Then add:

6-8 ounces baby spinach
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes (I usually use grape and I halve them)

Cook and stir til spinach barely wilts.  Then stir in:

1 T butter

Garnish (heavily!) with freshly grated Parmesan!!!

Best pasta tip ever:  IF you have access to a Trader Joe store, GET THE T.J. brown rice pasta!  I think it holds its shape better than ANY other brown rice pasta out there!  Best price, too!  I stock up when I get near one.  'Can't wait til someone wises up and puts one near me!

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