Monday, February 18, 2013

Fettucine with Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers and Spinach

I love pasta.  Love it.  Dave does too so if I come across a recipe like this one that combines our favorite things with pasta, it's a no-brainer that it's going to get worked into rotation.  It isn't super saucy but the noodles, sausage and spinach all get well coated and it's an excellent weeknight recipe because it comes together pretty quickly.


12 oz box of fettuccine
1 tbsp olive oil
12 oz hot Italian sausage, casings removed
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz jar of roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp chicken Better than Bouillon concentrate
2 handfuls of baby spinach
3/4 cup pasta water

Cook fettuccine according to directions on box.  While pasta is cooking, brown the Italian sausage over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.  Add garlic to browned sausage and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.  Add the red peppers, bouillon concentrate and heavy cream and simmer on low until sauce thickens, about 8-10 minutes.  Drain the pasta, reserving 3/4 cup of the water and add the water to the sauce.  Add spinach to the sauce and stir until it begins to wilt.  Combine the pasta and sauce in a large bowl and toss using tongs.

Adapted from Elly Says Opa


  1. I have never heard of bouillon concentrate... is it a powder, paste or liquid? Also, this looks fantastic and I want it!

  2. It's a paste that comes in a jar. Should be in the broth/soup aisle of your local grocer.