Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta

1lb 'tube' pasta like Rigatoni or Penne
1lb bulk Italian Sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 package frozen creamed spinach
1 8oz package cream cheese, soften
2 cups Mozzarella cheese

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees
  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Brown sausage and onion in large pan, drain
  • Stir in tomatoes, spinach, cream cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella until all melted
  • Mix cooked pasta into the spinach and sausage mixture
  • Transfer to a large baking dish and cover
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese, bake for 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted

Words to the Wise:

This is a very yummy dish. We really, really enjoyed it. I used whole wheat penne pasta for this dish. And I couldn't find creamed spinach at the store. So I used on package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and with all the water squeezed out and about 1/2 cup sour cream. It worked for me so feel free to use whatever.

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