Jan 10, 2013

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake

Mozzarella and Garlic Chicken Sausage Pasta Bake with Spinach

Makes 2  9x13 (created by me)

5 links mozzarella and garlic chicken sausage, chopped into small pieces (Sams Club is where I got mine)

1 large onion

4 cloves garlic

10 cups penne

24 oz mozzarella cheese, grated

67oz jar pasta sauce - good quality makes all the difference I think.  Go for Garlic flavored if you can

1-2 boxes frozen spinach, thawed and drained (fresh spinach could be substituted, but the mixture would have to be hot to wilt the spinach when you added it)


Cook pasta according to directions on the box for Al Dente.  Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat.  Add sausage.  Cook until starting to brown.  Add onion and garlic.  Cook until onion begins to brown - don't burn the garlic.  Return drained pasta to the large pasta pot.  Add mixture from the skillet, jarred pasta sauce, spinach, and about 1/2 the cheese.  Pour into two 9x13 pans.  Top with remaining mozzarella.  If baking immediately, bake for about 30 at 350.  If freezing - cover with plastic wrap and foil.  Label and freeze.  Thaw 1 day in advanced before cooking.

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