Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been going through all of my old Southern Living. I found this recipe for Bow-Tie Pasta with Sausage and Feta Cheese.... and spinach. I liked the idea so I gave it a try. I really enjoyed it but I love all of these ingredients. It is a bit tangy so you do need to like balsamic vinegar. This isn't a pasta that the sauce totally adheres to the pasta. The flavor is there but not a tons of sauce. I reheated this the next day and enjoyed it even more - I think the pasta had absorbed more of the sauce.
Bow-Tie Pasta with Sausage (adapted from Southern Living)
1 (12 oz) pkg of bow-tie pasta
3/4 lb ground Italian sausage - casing removed
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 (14 1/2 oz) can chicken broth
1 (9oz) pkg fresh spinach (I used baby spinach)
6 oz crumbled feta cheese
1/4 tsp salt
4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
Prepare pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 8 - 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is not longer pink. Add onion, and saute 5 minutes. Add garlic, saute 1 minute and stir in vinegar cooking for 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and cook 5 minutes. Stir in spinach and next 3 ingredients; Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in cooked pasta and serve immediately. Serve with favorite garlic bread and enjoy!