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Bowties And Sausage

This one-pan dinner of bow ties and sausage isn’t just pretty, it’s also delicious!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta dinner, sausage
Servings: 6
Calories: 864kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage cut into 1/4-inch slices (see NOTES)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 14 oz canned diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 16 oz bow tie pasta (farfalle) cooked to package directions
  • 10 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated 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)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 864kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1859mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5095IU | Vitamin C: 28.6mg | Calcium: 361mg | Iron: 5.4mg