Picture this: You’re hosting a weeknight dinner date. You wanna impress but at the same time you just got back from work and you’re beyond tired. In comes this pasta recipe to the rescue. It’s rich, bold, and most importantly, quick and easy. With just five ingredients and twenty minutes you can have a fancy dinner that’ll for sure secure a second date.***
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Spicy Sausage and Spinach Rigatoni (5 ingredients)
2 hot italian sausages
6 oz spinach
1½ cup tomato sauce
½ cup heavy cream
10 oz rigatoni pasta
- From the pantry
- Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente, or 1 minute short of the box instructions.
- While the pasta cooks. Squeeze the filling out of the sausage into a cold nonstick pan. Turn the heat to medium and mash the sausage into bite sized chunks. Cook until the sausage is browned and a good amount of fat has rendered out. About 3-4 minutes.
- Add the washed spinach and saute until wilted. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Bring the heat to low and slowly add the cream, stirring constantly until a smooth glossy sauce forms.
- Add a quarter cup of pasta water into the sauce and stir. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Mix and stir for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is thick and the pasta is well coated. Taste sauce and adjust for seasoning. Serve immediately.