The cheese in this dish is the key to the balance of flavors. For the biggest impact, make sure to use imported Italian cheese.

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Ingredients

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes, or according to package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, arugula (or spinach) and tomatoes. Cook, stirring often, until the greens wilt and the tomatoes begin to break down, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.

  • Combine 1/2 cup cheese, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Measure out 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid; drain the pasta. Whisk the cooking liquid and oil into the cheese mixture; add the pasta and toss to combine. Serve the pasta topped with the sausage mixture and an extra sprinkle of cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 19.4g 39% DV; carbohydrates 45.5g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 5.7g 23% DV; sugars 3.4g; fat 8.4g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.4g 12% DV; cholesterol 33.2mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 1403.6IU 28% DV; vitamin c 13.8mg 23% DV; folate 54.4mcg 14% DV; calcium 183.9mg 18% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 81.3mg 29% DV; potassium 441.9mg 12% DV; sodium 451.8mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 24% DV.

Reviews (25)

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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Soooo good! My family loved it and I found it easy and fairly quick to make. Would make it again for a large group and double the recipe. Ana Danvers MA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a delicious dish. To fix the cheese sauce problem - I just mixed it in a small bowl the poured it over the pasta mixture in a big bowl....mixed from there. The meal even tastes great reheated in the microwave for lunches. Kathy Odessa De Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2012
Great Recipe I love this recipe! I used asiago cheese instead of parmesan and I added red onion and zucchini for more veggies. This is definitely a new weekday night go-to for me. Pros: Easy Fast Tasty Cons: None! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
yummm! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
My entire family enjoyed this one...including my 1 and 3 year old! This will be a new staple for us! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved it! I am making my first forays into the cooking world and this turned out great for me! I agree with Amy (above) about the clumping cheese being a small problem - but I used liquid from the tomato/greens/sausage mixture not the pasta. Looking forward to the leftovers... Sarah Silver Spring MD Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2012
Easy and tasty I loved this - so easy to make and quick too. I used zucchini instead of tomatoes and I added a dash of lemon juice to the sauce and I sprinkled in some crushed red pepper flakes. Delicious! Only problem was the clumpy cheese which I wouldn't have had if I'd read the reviews first!:) Pros: Easy tasty Cons: Clumpy cheese Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2018
great flavor!! used 1/2 arugula and 1/2 spinach. could use more tomatoes. also used chicken sausage with jalepeno in it...yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious! Anne Clayville Delicious! Anne Clayville NY Read More