Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Recipe

This Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta is giving me all the autumnal vibes! As the days get a little chillier, cream-based pasta sauces are making a more regular appearance on our dining table. The recipe is so easy and quick to whip up and is such a cosy one to savour. Using any sausage meat you prefer (I usually use either beef or lamb), it offers a luscious savoury edge to your pasta dish.

The other half like to joke that the sausage pasta is like a cheat-version of meatball pasta. I mean, he’s not entirely wrong I suppose! The sausages, when being cut and removed from their casing, are just pretty much ball-shaped ground meat. That’s certainly one way to look at it. You can also use other sausages such as the likes of frankfurters/hot dogs. Though they’ll be sausage slices instead of ‘mini meatballs’.

If available, go for sausages with unique seasonings & spices and see what extra flavours it can give you. For instance, a smoky variety could lend an extra smoky edge to your pasta dish. Or one that’s mixed with the likes of caramelised onions could offer a light sweetness! Point is, there’s plenty of room to play around with when it comes to flavour.

A plate of Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta

How to make Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – I used Penne. Other tube-shaped pasta, such as Rigatoni, would work well too.
  • Sausages – any meat of your choice!
  • Garlic, Onions – the aromatics
  • Red Chilli Flakes – for a little kick of heat
  • Chicken Broth – for deglaze
  • Spinach
  • Double Cream
  • Pasta Water – to loosen up the sauce and bind it with the pasta
  • Italian Hard Cheese – vegetarian version of Parmesan. For topping.
  • Salt & Black Pepper – to taste
Ingredients for making Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Recipe

Recipe notes

  • As mentioned, try out sausages of different flavours, seasonings and spices. This could lend extra flavours to your pasta dish!
  • Reserving pasta water is a key step in making a good pasta dish. Especially for a creamy sauce base, the pasta water helps to loosen up the sauce, lend flavour (from the salt), and also bind the sauce to your pasta.

Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta

ET Food Voyage
A quick & easy but comforting and hearty Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta recipe. It's versatile and got plenty of flavours to play with!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Calories 675 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g Penne Pasta or other tube-shaped pasta
  • 300 g Sausages* sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • ½-1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes optional
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • ¼ cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup Double Cream
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • grated Italian Hard Cheese for topping

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and season generously with salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water.
    250 g Penne Pasta
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Saute garlic & chilli flakes for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
    3 cloves Garlic, ½-1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • Add in chopped onions and cook for 5 minutes until golden in colour.
    1 Onion
  • Toss in chopped sausages and saute for about 5 minutes until the meat colour is no longer pink. Season with salt & black pepper.
    300 g Sausages*, Salt & Black Pepper
  • Deglaze the pan with chicken broth and add in the spinach.
    ¼ cup Chicken Broth, 2 cups Spinach
  • Once the spinach starts to wilt, pour in the double cream and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
    ½ cup Double Cream
  • Add in cooked pasta and the reserved pasta water. Toss to combine.
  • Top with grated Italian Hard Cheese if desire. Serve immediately.
    grated Italian Hard Cheese

Notes

  • Try out sausages of different flavours, seasonings and spices as it could lend extra flavours to your pasta dish.
  • To obtain the sausage meat, it’s best to remove the casing. But if using the likes of Frankfurters, simply slice them up.
  • Reserving pasta water is a key step in making a good pasta dish. Especially for a creamy sauce base, the pasta water helps to loosen up the sauce, lend flavour (from the salt), and also bind the sauce to your pasta.
Keyword Pasta, Sausage

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