Pasta with Spinach and Sausages

    30 minutes

    This is a favourite in my family. Italian sausages are grilled, sliced and simmered in Alfredo pasta sauce.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g hot Italian sausage links
    • 375g bow-tie pasta (farfalle)
    • 300g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 500g Alfredo sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the grill and set the oven rack at about 15cm from the heat source. Place the sausage links onto a baking pan and grill in the preheated oven until the sausages are crispy on the outside and no longer pink on the inside, about 8 minutes. Turn the sausages once as they cook.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the bow-tie pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot along with the spinach; keep warm over medium-low heat.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a separate pot over medium heat, stir in the garlic and cook until the garlic softens and the aroma mellows, about 3 minutes. Add the Alfredo sauce and black pepper then bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cut the cooked sausage into bite-sized pieces and add to the simmering Alfredo sauce along with the pasta and spinach. Stir until the pasta is hot and well coated with the sauce.

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    This was too die for with the following changes: Omitted frozen spinach and used fresh spinach (2 c.) and added to the oil and garlic mixture during last 4 minutes of cooking then added alfredo sauce etc... Also added 2 tbls. pesto to Alfredo Sauce. We topped pasta off with Asiago Cheese which is what MADE this recipe.We also accidently fried the sauage but would be fine broiled as recipe calls for.  -  24 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is very good and easy to make. To give the jar sauce more of a homemade taste, I added white wine, Romano cheese, and water from the cooked pasta. I also added a can of diced tomatoes (seasoned with Italian seasonings) with the pasta and spinach. This recipe would also be good with chicken.  -  24 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Simple and delicious! After reading the reviews I made some additions and modifications. First, I just took the sausage out of the casing, crumbled and browned it in a pan. Then, I sauteed some fresh mushrooms in the olive oil and garlic. I also used a bag of fresh baby spinach instead of frozen and wilted that with the mushrooms. I used Classico Roasted Garlic Alfredo sauce and added in 2 TBSP of basil pesto. Next, I mixed in some petite diced tomatoes that I had drained and then added in the cooked sausage. Let everything cook for a few minutes and served over bow tie pasta. Deliciouso!  -  29 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)