One Pot Creamy Sausage Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
 
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One Pot Creamy Sausage Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is ultra creamy and bursting with flavor! This recipe comes together in 30 minutes and is perfect for busy weeknights and entertaining!
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Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. spicy pork sausage, casings removed*
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 16 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounce jar roasted red peppers
  • 8 ounces Barilla penne pasta, uncooked
  • 3¾ cups water
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and break up into bite sized chunks with the back of a wooden spoon. Saute until browned and no longer pink, and transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon and set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the grease.
  2. Cook the onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the remaining 1 tablespoon of grease until the onion has softened and the mushrooms have browned and liquid has evaporated, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. While the vegetables are cooking, puree the roasted red peppers in a food processor until smooth. Add them to the vegetables along with the pork, pasta, water, and heavy cream. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat slightly. Cook until the pasta has absorbed most of the liquid, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking.
  4. Add the spinach and cook just until wilted and the pasta is al dente. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and serve with freshly grated parmesan. Enjoy!
Notes
*You can use your favorite brand of sausage here, and turkey or chicken would be a great substitution for the pork.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd!
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments at https://flavorthemoments.com/one-pot-creamy-sausage-roasted-red-pepper-pasta/