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Meaty Fusilli with Basil and Feta

  • Author: Chelsea
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1 cup spinach (optional)
  • 9 oz fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Add beef, sausage, onions, and garlic to a large stockpot over medium heat and brown the meat.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian herbs, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and fresh basil to the sauce. Let simmer for at least 15 minutes, up to an hour. The longer, the better! If you’re using spinach, add for the last ten minutes of cooking to soften and wilt.
  3. Cook the fusilli according to package directions for al dente pasta.
  4. Top cooked pasta with meaty sauce, feta, and fresh basil for serving.