The hearty dish is an unforgettable combination of pasta, sausage and vegetable.
3/4 pound gemelli or penne
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
1 pound sweet Italian sausages, casings removed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach (4 ounces)
1/2 pint red grape tomatoes
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the gemelli until just al dente. Drain the gemelli, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the sausage and crushed red pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with the back of a spoon, until no trace of pink remains, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and tomatoes and cook just until softened, about 3 minutes.
Add the gemelli and the reserved cooking water to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, lightly crushing the tomatoes, until heated through, about 2 minutes; season with salt. Transfer the pasta to bowls, sprinkle with the Parmesan and serve.
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Review Body: I made this for dinner last night. Something seemed lacking... just not enough flavor... so I added a half a jar of sun dried tomato pesto. My husband and my daughter gobbled it down. That aside, here is a really weird question. This recipe has 3480 ratings and is a five star, but why am I the first one to leave a comment? Something doesn't seem quite right with the rating system.
Review Rating: 5
Date Published: 2016-08-09
Author Name: Seema SN
Review Body: Agreed that there is something wrong with the number of ratings. I also agree that there is something missing. A shot of dry white wine worked for me.