Homemade Pork Sausage W/ Rigatoni & Baby Spinach

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by JoJoStar

Flavorful, inexpensive weeknight meal. By chef Julia Jasik of Employees Only in NYC

Top Review by bjd4

Saw a program on t.V. about sausage making and well you know the rest of the story. Added only 1 tablespoon of cumin, omitted the garlic and formed into patties. Looking forward to this for dinner. Will add my stars tomorrow.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix spices and garlic with ground pork.
  2. Heat the oil in a very large pan and sautee the ground pork for 7-10 minutes or until cooked through (leave the meat in large pieces, then break it up with a wooden spoon once it's browned).
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta to al dente.
  4. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  5. Add the pasta and water to the pork mixture with the heat on high (you want the liquid to reduce).
  6. Add spinach and tomatoes (you want the spinach to barely wilt).
  7. Immediately add the butter.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add some freshly grated Parmesan if you like.

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