ITALIAN SAUSAGE BOW TIE PASTA

Ingredients:

1 package (12 ounces) bow tie pasta

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1/2 c diced onion

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (28 ounces) Italian-style plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped

1-1/2 c heavy cream

1 c packed spinach leaves, cut into thin strips

Fresh parsley, minced (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: Place a large pot with water on the stove and turn the heat to high.

Step 2: Allow the water to boil and add in the pasta. Cook for about 8 minutes or until al dente.

Step 3: Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 4: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

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Step 5: Add in the olive oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 6: Add in the sausage and red pepper flakes, and then cook until brown and crumbly.

Step 7: Add in the garlic and onion, then sauté for about 2 minutes or until translucent and aromatic.

Step 8: Add in the heavy cream and tomatoes. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick.

Step 9: Add in the spinach and cook for about 3 minutes or until wilted.

Step 10: Add in the cooked pasta and toss until well mixed with the sauce.

Step 11: Remove from the heat and sprinkle parsley on top.

Step 12: Serve and enjoy!

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