Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Italian Sausage

Keep the spirit of summer alive this winter with this warm & spicy sun-dried tomato recipe.
  • 10
    Prep Time
  • 20
    Cook Time
  • x6
  • Two 8 oz. boxes of Modern Table Spirals
  • One 8 oz. jar sun dried tomatoes (in oil)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 large handfuls roughly chopped spinach
  • 3-4 Italian sausages
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2-1 tsp red pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Parmesan (optional)
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  1. Cook sausages as desired (grill or boil stove top). When fully cooked, slice into 1/2 inch pieces and set aside.
  2. Boil water, then cook pasta as directed according to package.
  3. As pasta cooks, combine sun-dried tomatoes (including oil), oregano, garlic, red pepper, black pepper, cayenne and sea salt in a food processor. Pulse for 5 seconds at a time until a thick sauce-like consistency. Adjust to your liking--if you prefer more chunks of tomatoes, do not break down as much.
  4. After pasta is cooked, drain water, toss with spinach to wilt. Then add sun-dried tomato mixture and sausages and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Serve immediately with freshly grated parmesan if desired.

Recipe credit to Lemons + Zest.

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