1 1/2poundssweet Italian sausagecut into 1/4-inch slices (see NOTES)
14ozcanned diced tomatoesundrained
1tspdried Italian seasoning
16ozbow tie pasta (farfalle) cooked to package directions
10ozfresh baby spinach
1 1/2cupsshredded mozzarella cheese
1/2cupgrated parmesan cheese
Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Place the sausage in the pan and brown well on both sides. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently until both are translucent.
Now add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta and baby spinach; stir. Cook until the spinach wilts then add the mozzarella stirring until cheese just melts. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
An equal amount of ground beef may be substituted. Brown then drain well. You may also substitute chicken sausage (stovetop method only)