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This was rich and creamy yet so easy! We used hot Italian pork sausage and drained the fat before adding the garlic. The only other sub we made was using kale instead of spinach. We are definitely adding this to our regular line up and can't wait to try it with regular Italian sausage too. Thanks for sharing! *****Update - made it again with spinach and a 50/50 blend of hot and regular Italian sausage....still delish!

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ramartin42 March 04, 2013

DH said this was awesome! This was so awesome. Easy!! I increased the garlic, used 1/2 cream 1/2 milk and threw in about 4 ounces of tomato paste. This will be made again and soon!

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Ck2plz April 27, 2012

Wow! I thought this was a great recipe. I use a little extra milk and chicken broth to be sure I had plenty of sauce. I was surprised at how flavorful it was. Left overs were pretty good the next day too. Thanks!

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brandywine1974 November 30, 2007

This was really good! I used 1/2 Hot Sausage and 1/2 Sweet sausage. Very good flavor. Tasted like an authentic Italian Recipe

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frozenmargarita November 04, 2014

Excellent recipe. Great flavor. I adapted by using homemade Italian pork sausage. I also substituted tomato paste (roughly 3 T.) for the sun-dried tomatoes. Last, I added some quartered artichoke hearts I wanted to use up. Delicious!

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mayandrifter February 04, 2013

I love this recipe. I got the America's Test Kitchen cookbook for Christmas and this was the 1st recipe I tried. I used cream instead of milk and like someone else I too browned my onions with the sausage. It's beautiful dish that people think you spent hours preparing! YUMMY

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cooking_geek September 18, 2011

This was a really tasty dish that was VERY easy to prepare. I used a mixture of hot and sweet pork sausage, added chopped red peppers (since my garden is overflowing with them), added a variety of spices and also added 1/4 cup of sherry wine. It turned out wonderfully! I agree that it did take about 15 minutes for my pasta to cook but I also used whole wheat. The whole family RAVED about this dish and not a single person complained about it having the "S-word" in it (spinach, that is). Thanks for posting! I will make this again and again!

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PSU Lioness August 16, 2011

I did not brown the onions in the extra oil, I just browned them with the sausage. I also added green peppers and a few mushrooms because I had them but this was tasty and enthusiastically received by my DH.

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MollyJ June 08, 2011

Anything with sausage, pasta and cheese is a hit at our house. I already had some leftover cooked linguini, so I used that and didn't add the chicken broth. Also, use cream instead of milk. No spinach. Delicious!

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jane49423 July 06, 2010

Super easy to put together and yummy too. I love that the pasta cooks in the skillet making less cleanup after. That is always a plus.

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berry271 June 12, 2010
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