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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

This creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta recipe is made with a garlicky cheese sauce and is filled with sausage, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. The best part is that it's ready in under 30 minutes, making it an ideal weeknight meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, sun-dried tomato pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. gluten free pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 spicy Italian sausage links casing removed
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup California Sun Dry sun-dried tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; then, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Whisk the milk and arrowroot together in a bowl and set aside. Then, cook the sauce: heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then cook the sausage completely. Once cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove it and set in aside.
  • In the same skillet, reduce heat to medium-low and cook the garlic for 1 minute. Then, pour the milk mixture into the skillet, then stir in HALF the cheese until it's melted, then add the rest of the cheese (the result should be a cheese sauce). Last, add in the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and stir until spinach is wilted, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta and sausage to the skillet then stir until everything is combined. Top pasta with red pepper flakes and chopped parsley (optional) and enjoy!

Notes

*You can use spicy or mild sausage--whatever you prefer. 

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2058IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 569mg | Iron: 3mg