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Bow Tie Pasta with Spinach, Peppers, and SausageRecipe Card

Bow Tie Pasta with Spinach, Peppers, and Sausage
Recipe card - step by step recipe instructions

1Cook the bow tie pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. Reserve the pot used to cook the pasta.
2While the pasta is cooking, place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil followed by the sausage and cook until browned and crispy, about 7 minutes.
3Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a plate and set aside. Add the bell pepper and leek and cook until the bell pepper just begins to become tender, about 4 minutes.
4Add the garlic and spinach then season lightly with salt and pepper.
5Add the pasta to the pot that it was cooked in along with the sausage, spinach mixture, and Parmesan.
6Stir to combine, then serve.

Bow Tie Pasta with Spinach, Peppers, and Sausage
Recipe Card - ingredients

6 ounces dried bow tie pasta
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
8 ounces beef smoked sausage, sliced ½-inch thick on the diagonal
1 red bell pepper, seeded, and sliced ½-inch thick
1 large leek, green ends removed, split, washed, and sliced ¼-inch thick
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups baby spinach
¼ cup shredded Parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste