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Italian Pasta Florentine Recipe

Italian Pasta Florentine

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"In this quick and easy meal, egg noodles are tossed with sausage, spinach and Romano cheese."

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  1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, add 2 tbsp. olive oil. Add garlic and cook until lightly golden brown. Add crumbled sausage and continue to cook until no longer pink. Drain excess liquid. Place mixture to side keeping warm in oven on low heat setting. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a slow boiling point. Add noodles and cook according to package directions. Add frozen spinach during last 2-3 minutes of cooking time. Drain noodles and spinach in colander. Add spinach and noodles to large serving bowl, combine cooked sausage and gently toss. Top with Romano cheese. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 25, 2007

This recipe was easy, fast, and delicious. I substituted multi grain rotini for the egg noodles, and used sundried tomatoe flavored chicken sausage instead of italian sausage. I also added about 1/3 cup ff half and half, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, and lots of freshly ground black pepper to the sausage and garlic for the last minute or 2. This gave more of a sauce to the pasta. The sausage definitely makes this dish!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 23, 2008

This receipe was a big hit with my family!!! I used a different pasta and hot italian sausage .before serving I drizzled the whole dish with more olive oil and sprinkled red pepper flakes on top with the cheese. My child of course complained about the missing sauce but my husband and I thought it was wonderful. I would make this again!

Jun 02, 2009

Liked this one alot! Used Mozzarella Chicken Sausage and added a cup of chicken broth to the meat mixture at the end of cooking. Also used fresh spinach and a Tbls of basil- as others recommended. Served with Linguine. I would serve this for a BIG crowd. It is really easy to make and it can keep in a chaffing dish well. REALLY, REALLY good!

Jun 14, 2010

It was runny and could have been thickened in some way. My fiance complained of the absence of sauce, but I enjoyed it immensely. Needs something to absorb the extra oil...

Jun 10, 2010

good base recipe. I did add some italian spices, I also used fresh spinach instead of frozen and added some chopped red onion. I think next time I will add some chopped fresh tomato. It's a good quick week night supper.

Oct 13, 2009

We thought this was GREAT! I changed the recipe a bit - I used red pepper & asiago cheese chicken sausage, 1/2 cup chopped onion sauteed with the garlic - added 14oz can diced tomatos(no salt) w/basil and 1/2 cup chicken broth mixed with 1 TBS cornstarch - 10oz bag fresh spinach chopped and 12 oz of cooked bowties - Yummm! we will have this again.

Jan 19, 2008

This dish was soooo good. I was surprised when i made it, i didn't think it would be a hit but it was. I have made it over and over again and it never gets old ^_^

Sep 13, 2010

Pretty good and interesting taste. My husband really liked this, though to me it was missing something.


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  • Calories
  • 766 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 49.2 g
  • 76%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 38.2 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 1433 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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