I love this dish because it is super-fast, very easy, stretches your meat, and has lots of good green vegetables. Also it’s really delicious!
- 6 ounces orzo (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 pound Italian sausage (casings removed if using links)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 handfuls baby spinach
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for serving
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream or butter
Cook the orzo in a pot of boiling water.
Brown the sausage in a pan, breaking it into chunks.
Once it’s browned, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the drained orzo to the pan with the sausage.
Add the spinach one handful at a time, stirring after each addition. It will seem like too much but it cooks down a ton!
After the spinach has cooked down, add the cream or butter and stir to combine. If using butter, stir until the butter melts.
Add the parmesan cheese and stir.
Serve topped with additional parmesan cheese, if desired.