Pasta with sausage and spinach Pasta with sausage and spinach

If you’re familiar with pasta aglia e olio, this is something similar. Garlicky. But, instead of parsley, there’s spinach. If you’ve seen the fettuccine with bacon and creamy spinach sauce in the archive, this is similar to that one too. Except there is no cream. And, instead of bacon, there’s sausage meat. And, in some ways, this dish is also similar to the angel hair pasta with pesto and crumbled spicy sausages. So, you can think of it as inspired by all three. Or you can consider it as something I threw together to use whatever there was in the fridge.

Recipe: Pasta with sausage and spinach


  • enough pasta for four, cooked in salted water
  • 2 spicy sausages, about 150 g., casings removed
  • 4 to 6 tbsps. of olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 to 2 tbsps. of minced garlic
  • a bunch of spinach (as much or as little as you like), blanched (seeĀ how to blanch)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • shredded cheese, to serve


  1. Squeeze the spinach to remove as much water as you can.
  2. Pasta with sausage and spinach
  3. Chop the spinach, coarsely or finely, that’s up to you. Then, place between stacks of paper towels (or two kitchen towels) and press to remove more water.
  4. Roughly chop the sausage meat.
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  6. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the sausage meat and cook until lightly browned.
  7. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  8. Pasta with sausage and spinach
  9. Add the spinach to the sausage meat. Toss.
  10. Pasta with sausage and spinach
  11. Add the cooked pasta. Toss to coat the noodles with oil and to distribute the greens and meat evenly. Taste, season with salt and pepper, as needed. Cook just until the pasta is heated through.
  12. Top with shredded cheese before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4 Pasta with sausage and spinach

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  1. Chi says

    Will try this with garlicky longanisa. :-)

    Thanks for the idea, Ms. Connie! My family loves oil-based sauces for our pasta. Not too rich, but still flavorful. :-D

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