Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Recipe
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Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Recipe

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So rich and creamy, this pasta dish is wonderfully cheesy and delicious! And for time-saving convenience, I like to assemble it the night before, then bake it the next day. —Susie Sizemore, Collinsville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen creamed spinach, thawed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups: 662 calories, 37g fat (20g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1362mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, spinach, cream cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Drain pasta; add to sausage mixture. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p33

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 261310
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

"This was very good, came together quickly and the leftovers were excellent. Janet. VFE"

Flo User ID: 9040904 259771
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017

"made this for my 3 adult men and they loved this it was a hit and easy to make"

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 256139
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

"This was WONDERFUL. It tasted like something you'd get from a very popular pasta restaurant. I cut this in half for just my husband and I, and served it with garlic knots. Because I had cut it in half, it seemed about ready in 20 minutes. I put the cheese on and baked it for about another 5-6 minutes. This was so tasty, I can't wait to make this again!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 255987
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"Love it!"

Summersh User ID: 6640270 252161
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2016

"Great recipe"

chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 249706
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"This was very creamy and tasty. the flavors worked well together."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 243729
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"Great pasta dinner! Made this last minute so didn't bake in oven. Straight from stove it was excellent! Used spicy Italian sausage. As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home I enjoy preparing dishes that can be easily adjusted to my family's busy schedule."

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 233259
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Loved this"

CarrieBerry4Chad User ID: 5330384 231232
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"Pretty good dish and my hubby really liked it! Thought it was a tad on the rich side, probably from the cream cheese and creamed spinach. Would definitely make again though!"

chris28304 User ID: 2137086 225098
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"This is a keeper. I used mild sausage this time but will try medium next time for a little more flavor. I think this would also be good using ground beef or shrimp."

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