Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is good Italian "peasant" food, or so one italian friend of mine says. I call it wonderfully hearty, flavorful fair. We named this in honor of the gentleman who first invited us to dinner and made this for us.
- 2 (10 ounce) packages fresh spinach
- 1 lb loose sweet Italian sausage
- 3 -4 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
- 4 -6 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 lb ziti pasta
- grated parmesan cheese or romano cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions for Aldente.Toss with a little olive oil and keep warm.Set aside.
- While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet brown the italian sausage until no longer pink. Set aside.
- Wipe out skillet with a paper towel and return to stove top. Heat olive oil 2-3 minutes then saute onion and garlic until onion it translucent over medium heat.
- Now add cleaned dry spinach to onion and garlic and toss as for stir fry adding more oil if needed until spinach is thouroughly wilted.
- Add herbs and pepper a minute or two before spinach is done.
- Combine spinach sauce with sausage and heat just long enough to heat everything through.
- Now toss with warm pasta and sprinkle liberally with grated parmesan or romano cheese just before serving.
- Serve with a crusty bread and small salad it you like.
Wonderful flavor! Love the combination of spinach, sausage, and spaghetti. I found it to be a bit dry for my taste, and decided to throw in a can of spaghetti sauce. TFS :-)
We loved this! Especially my teenage son...he ate it up and asked me to make it again soon. I made exactly as directed and wouldn't change a thing.
This was good and satisfying. The flavors blended well and were not overpowering. For whatever reason I could not find any ziti and so I made it with regular macaroni. This was very easy to make. I served it with a dollop of creme fraiche which mixed well with the flavors of this dish.