Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pork sausage pasta with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes

Erik and I have been avoiding the grocery store this week and whipped up this meal from ingredients we had at home (aka a pantry party).  I wasn't sure how it was going to taste but we ended up really liking it (especially Erik).  Best of all, it was a 25 minute meal and we have tons of leftovers.

You'll notice from the recipe below, this wasn't really a healthy meal.  It has butter, cheese and heavy cream.  But hey, I'm still breastfeeding and have been pretty liberal with my diet lately.  

Pork sausage pasta with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes


One pound pork sausage
1 package fresh spinach
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
16 oz box of spaghetti noodles (we use whole wheat)
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon of fresh oregano (optional)


Cook the noodles according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, add the olive oil, onions and garlic over medium heat and cook until garlic is fragrant, about a minute.  Add the the pork sausage and cook until evenly brown.  Add the spinach and stir until wilted.

In a large bowl (I used the pot that I boiled the noodles in), add the noodles, butter, cream, sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper flakes.  Add the pork mixture and stir well, until incorporated.  Top with parmesan cheese and oregano.

Has anyone else thought this has been a long week?  I've missed Juliet a lot during the day, while I'm at work.  The weekend can't come soon enough.


  1. That looks delic and so comforting!!! Yum!


  2. That pasta looks delicious! Yay for the weekend!