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Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Pasta with Spinach and Italian Sausage

Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Pasta with Spinach and Italian Sausage

Looking for a new pasta night go-to? Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Pasta with Spinach and Italian Sausage Recipe is a delicious rigatoni recipe that combines creamy mascarpone cheese with tangy tomato and spicy Italian sausage for a winning dish that is easy enough for any night of the week.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add sausage and sugar to the pan. Cook until sausage becomes brown and begins to caramelize, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer sausage to a plate with a slotted spoon. Be sure to leave the drippings in the pan.
  2. Still on medium heat, add the soffritto and smashed garlic cloves. Sauté for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving ½ cup hot pasta water.
  5. Remove smashed garlic from the sauce and discard. Stir in sausage, mascarpone, heavy cream and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Add spinach to the pan and cook for another 3 minutes. Add hot pasta and pasta water to the pan. Stir to combine.
  6. Divide into bowls or serve family style.

Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Pasta with Spinach and Italian Sausage

Looking for a new pasta night go-to? Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Pasta with Spinach and Italian Sausage Recipe is a delicious rigatoni recipe that combines creamy mascarpone cheese with tangy tomato and spicy Italian sausage for a winning dish that is easy enough for any night of the week.