This Italian Sausage Bow Tie Pasta recipe is simple and tastes just like what you’d get in an Italian restaurant. It’s a favorite of our family, and I know yours will too.
Italian Sausage Bow Tie Pasta with Italian Sausage is full of perfectly cooked pasta. It’s made in a creamy tomato sauce, with lots of chopped spinach and chunks sweet or spicy Italian sausage. This pasta is sure to become a family favorite.
yield: 4-6 servings
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes
total time: 45 minutes
1 package (12 oz.) bow tie pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 cup diced onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (28 oz.) Italian-style plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup packed spinach leaves, cut into thin strips
Fresh parsley, minced (optional)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
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.