When I asked for votes on the Come Have a Peace Facebook page for the kind of recipe we’d sample this week, my sister-in-law made the winning suggestion! She asked for an easy, one pot, 5 ingredient meal.
If you don’t count water, I’ve got one I love! 5 ingredient Creamy Sausage Pasta with Spinach takes 30 minutes to make and leaves you with just one skillet to clean, 6 helpings of an entree, and one-dish-has-it-all appeal! You don’t even have to cook the pasta first, and there’s an optional ingredient to make it richer if you want (I wanted!).
5 ingredient meal: Creamy Sausage Pasta with Spinach
- 1 lb. Italian sausage
- 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, garlic (Like spicy? Get the one with chilies)
- 1 c. white cooking wine
- 8 oz. farfalle pasta
- 2 c. spinach leaves
Brown the sausage in a skillet, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain any excess oil. Once it’s fully cooked, spread the pasta evenly over the top. Pour the undrained tomatoes over the top of the pasta, along with the cooking wine and one cup of water. (For a stronger taste, use 2 c. of cooking wine and no water) Put the lid on it and cook over medium for 20 minutes, until the pasta is nearly done. It will absorb the flavors and cook in the skillet. It won’t hurt to peek and gently stir a time or two. Evenly distribute the spinach leaves over the top, turning the heat to low and allowing the leaves to cook down for a couple of minutes. Gently stir in the spinach.
Optional ingredient: 1 cup of ricotta cheese. This addition (which I love) will make the dish truly creamy and take it from “This is good” to “Wow!?
Serve this 5 ingredient meal entree with bread sticks or rolls. You might get lucky like I did and find Cheesy Italian breadsticks on the clearance shelf on the day you cook 5 ingredient Creamy Sausage Pasta with Spinach!
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