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Creamy Roasted Garlic Pasta with Spinach & Sausage

Total Time: 45 min.
Servings: 4

What you need

4T butter
extra virgin olive oil
4T flour
1lb Italian sausage links, casings removed (I used sweet sausage, but hot would also be tasty)
2c milk
1 oregano sprig, leaves removed
salt and pepper
3c large shell pasta (or penne)
3c spinach, chopped
1 thyme sprig, leaves removed
1 head of garlic, whole with end sliced off

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How to do it

1. Preheat oven to 40

2. Place the garlic head in a small piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with oil, seal and roast for 35 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and set aside. In a small sauce pot, melt the butter.

4. Add the flour, whisking constantly for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk, continuing to whisk another 5 minutes or so until the sauce gets thick and creamy.

5. Add in the herbs, a generous pinch of salt and pepper and whisk a little more.

6. Transfer cream sauce to a small food processor or blender.

7. Add the roasted garlic cloves by squeezing them out of the skins and pulse sauce until very smooth. Cover to keep warm. In the meantime, heat a medium skillet over medium high.

8. Add the sausage and break up with a wooden spoon, cooking until browned all over, 6-8 minutes. Also in the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

9. Add the pasta and boil until al dente.

10. Drain and return to the pot.

11. Pour the cream sauce over the pasta, along with the spinach and sausage. Toss to coat until spinach just begins to wilt. Taste for seasoning.

12. Serve hot.

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Nutrition

Calories
1014.42cal ( 50.72% of daily need)
Fat
66.35g ( 102.08% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
24.53g ( 153.3% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
71.69g ( 23.9% of daily need)
Sugar
8.37g ( 9.3% of daily need)
Cholesterol
128.91mg ( 42.97% of daily need)
Sodium
1200.56mg ( 52.2% of daily need)
Protein
31.8g ( 63.61% of daily need)
Selenium
83.95µg ( 119.93% of daily need)
Vitamin K
120.21µg ( 114.49% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.86mg ( 57.29% of daily need)
Manganese
1.15mg ( 57.28% of daily need)
Vitamin A
2679.08IU ( 53.58% of daily need)
Phosphorus
439.13mg ( 43.91% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.54mg ( 31.55% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
0.63mg ( 31.41% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
5.75mg ( 28.73% of daily need)
Vitamin B12
1.61µg ( 26.75% of daily need)
Zinc
3.82mg ( 25.44% of daily need)
Magnesium
90.36mg ( 22.59% of daily need)
Potassium
785.09mg ( 22.43% of daily need)
Calcium
218.76mg ( 21.88% of daily need)
Folate
87.39µg ( 21.85% of daily need)
Iron
3.65mg ( 20.25% of daily need)
Vitamin E
3.02mg ( 20.13% of daily need)
Copper
0.4mg ( 20.1% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
1.46mg ( 14.65% of daily need)
Vitamin C
11.18mg ( 13.55% of daily need)
Fiber
3.39g ( 13.54% of daily need)
Vitamin D
1.8µg ( 11.99% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
12.58%
Fat
59.06%
Carbs
28.36%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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