As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rigatoni with Sausage and Spinach

Everyone came home from church hungry (sound familiar?) and we had an appointment later in the afternoon so we were in a bit of a hurry. "How long before we eat?" was the question of the hour. 

Within half an hour, we were passing the Parm! 

If you're in need of a yummy meal in a hurry, this might be it. 

1 pound rigatoni pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
large bag (10-oz) baby spinach
grated Parmesan

Cook pasta as directed on package.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
Saute onion until just beginning to brown.
Add sausage and cook until browned, 4 or 5 minutes.*

Stir in chicken broth, stirring to loosen any brown bits from bottom of pan.
Stir in heavy cream and nutmeg.
Simmer 1 minute; remove from heat.

Place spinach in colander; drain pasta over the spinach.
Return pasta and spinach to pot; toss with sausage mixture.
Serve with grated Parmesan.

* If you like your sauce a little thicker, toss in a tablespoon or so of flour after the sausage is browned.


  1. That sounds amazing! I love quick, easy and tasty meals,

    You've been missed around here.

  2. There are a couple of fellas in my family that would love this, Cheryl. Thank you for a quick and delicious looking dish. ♥

  3. Now that looks yummy! Always good to have another recipe to try.

  4. This sounds soo good and I KNOW my hubby would love it. I am going to try soon. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  5. Mmm, that sounds a very tasty dish, and quick too.

  6. This sounds so good and easy. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good week ~ FlowerLady

  7. I will add this one to my menu within the next 2 weeks. It really sounds good and relatively easy. (Hungarian Cabbage Soup is in the "wings".)

  8. Looks so satisfying! Yum...pass the parm!

  9. Oh, yes please! Dare I ask if there were any leftovers?? It looks absolutely scrumptious!

  10. That sounds amazing! Will definitely have to try that soon!

  11. bingo! making this for tonight!!!


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