If you have been following my blog you know my family loves sausage.. Neese's sausage! This recipe was in Southern Living several years ago. It was originally Chicken 'n' Spinach but i noticed at the very bottom it had a substitution of sausage for chicken. I made it with sausage the first time and have ever since. I am sure it is tasty with chicken but i have never tried it. I have so many recipes for shredded cooked chicken that it is nice to have one for sausage.
Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake
8 oz rigatoni
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 (10oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 pound sausage
1 14.5 oz can Italian - style diced tomatoes
1 8oz container chive and onion cream cheese
1/2 tsp pepper
6oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Prepare pasta according to package directions
Brown sausage, add onions near the end of cooking. Drain.
Stir rigatoni, spinach, sausage, and next 3 ingredients in large bowl.
Spoon mixture into baking dish and sprinkle evenly with cheese.
Bake covered at 375 for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly.
Here is the original recipe with chicken: Southern Living