Bow Tie Pasta with Spinach, Peppers, and Sausage
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 4

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  • 6 ounces dried bow tie pasta
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces beef smoked sausage, sliced ½-inch thick on the diagonal
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, and sliced ½-inch thick
  • 1 large leek, green ends removed, split, washed, and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Cook the bow tie pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. Reserve the pot used to cook the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil followed by the sausage and cook until browned and crispy, about 7 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a plate and set aside. Add the bell pepper and leek and cook until the bell pepper just begins to become tender, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and spinach then season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the pasta to the pot that it was cooked in along with the sausage, spinach mixture, and Parmesan.
  6. Stir to combine, then serve. Bow Tie Pasta with Spinach, Peppers, and Sausage


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