Begin by cooking the pasta. Get a large pot of water boiling, season generously with salt, and follow instructions on the package to prepare.
Meanwhile, slice the sausage and mushrooms, and mince the garlic
In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage, mushrooms, and garlic, and cook for about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sausage has browned.
Once the pasta is ready, strain it, but keep just a little bit (a spoonful or two) of the pasta water in the pot. The starchy water from the pasta will help to create a thick and creamy sauce. Return the noodles into the pot and add in the spinach.
Once the sausage and mushrooms are finished, add them into the pot with the noodles and spinach. Give everything a big stir to mix, add in the pesto, and stir until the spinach is wilted and everything is mixed evenly.
Finish with some parmesan cheese and a few red pepper flakes, and serve and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
Can use any type of sausage you prefer
Salt the water being used to make the pasta
If you do not prefer mincing garlic, buy the already minced for an easy, shelf stable, solution. Garlic
powder can be used as a substitute if garlic is not available.
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