Sausage-Spinach Orzo

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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!

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Ingredients:

  • 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.

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Brown the sausage in a pan, breaking it into chunks.

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Once it’s browned, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

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Add the drained orzo to the pan with the sausage.

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Add the spinach one handful at a time, stirring after each addition.  It will seem like too much but it cooks down a ton!

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After the spinach has cooked down, add the cream or butter and stir to combine.  If using butter, stir until the butter melts.

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Add the parmesan cheese and stir.

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Serve topped with additional parmesan cheese, if desired.

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