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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

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground 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 equals 662 calories, 37 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups equals 662 calories, 37 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta(17)

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

I made this using fresh spinach. It became a favorite for the family dinners.

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

This is wonderful! Great with sausage but you could easily make it with leftover chicken, shrimp or even leave it vegetarian.

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Reviewed May. 3, 2013

I am making this recipe for second time. It was a big hit at our house. I will absolutely be making this again and again! Thanks for the recipe.

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

This was very good! I love the combo of sausage and spinach!

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

I made this recipe today only change I made was Italian hot sausage. Everyone loved it! I will be making this quite often Thanks for the recipe.

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