Bow Tie Sausage Pasta
Who doesn’t love pasta? Everyone Loves This Bow Tie Sausage Pasta Recipe! Not Only Is It Easy, Cheesy, And Delicious, But It Is A Hit With The Entire Family And You Can Make It Mild Or Spicy Depending On Your Preferences.
I was in search of a new recipe and I came across a version of this recipe. It sound like a winner because my family loves pasta and we love sausage!!
Every time I get the ingredients out for a new recipe, my husband is always a skeptic. He questions every ingredient and how it’s going to go together. Every time!!!!
This dish was no exception!! As the house filled with glorious smells, his doubts started to fade away. He wants me to tell you that this has become one of his top 10 favorites of all the recipes I have made for the blog!! Yes! Even a skeptic can change their minds! lol!!
STORAGE TIPS + SIDE IDEAS
How do I store and reheat leftovers? Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave, oven or in a skillet on the stove. The pasta may have absorbed some of the liquid leaving it dried out. Feel free to add a bit more cream before heating.
Can I freeze Italian Sausage Pasta? I would recommend freezing the sauce without the pasta. Once the sauce has thickened allow it to cool before pouring it in an airtight freezer safe container. Freeze for up to 4 months.
Thaw and heat on the stove top over LOW heat stirring constantly. Add a small amount of cream as needed to revitalize the sauce. Cook noodles and serve.
What to serve with your pasta? So many options, but here are some of our favs…
- 1 pkg. (12 oz.) bow tie pasta
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. mild sausage, I used Jimmy Dean’s
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large package of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Make sure to salt your water.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet add the olive oil then cook and crumble the sausage and red pepper flakes over medium-high heat until cooked through and browned. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is tender. Add the tomatoes and heavy cream. Simmer until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Add the spinach and cook an additional 3 minutes. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
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