Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Spinach

This is a classic Italian combination with a little twist.

1/2 Pound of orecchiette

1/2 Pound of ground Italian sausage

8oz of Spinach

1 Clove of garlic grated or minced

1/4 Tsp oregano

1/4 Cup of olive oil

1 Large or 2 small tomatoes diced

8 Basil leaves chopped


Start by putting the pasta on to boil. Brown your sausage and remove most of the fat, leave about 1 tablespoon. Add the spinach and stir until wilted then add the garlic and oregano and cook for about a minute. Reduce pan temperature to medium low. Drain your pasta reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Toss the pasta into the pan with the sausage and spinach add the olive oil and 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.Add more pasta water if you need more moisture. Turn off the heat add the diced tomato and the basil and parmesan to taste

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