Sausage Spinach Pasta Toss Recipe

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It’s Spinach Week here at Kitchen Stewardship! I get to share one of our family’s favorite recipes today.
Sausage and Spinach Pasta Toss. A family favorite in our house for both kids and adults alike. A quick and easy weeknight dinner idea.

The first indication that it’s a winner is that Kraft Food and Family Magazine publishes it at least once a year, sometimes more.

Second is that my son always asks for seconds on (he’s a good eater, but he likes to get to dessert most of the time and doesn’t waste time with seconds…which is why his pants are always falling down!). Finally, when I served the leftovers to a friend, she immediately asked for the recipe, and we joke about how often we both make it. It’s truly a go-to meal when you’re not sure what else to make.

If you forget the Parmesan cheese like I often do, there are only 5 ingredients, so you can do it from memory without searching for the recipe. Gotta love that!

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Sausage Spinach Pasta Toss
Recipe type: Dinners
  • 2 c. uncooked short pasta
  • ½ lb. hot or mild Italian sausage, or try making homemade sausage
  • 7 c. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves (about half a bag or box, or as much as you can fit in your skillet)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, crumble meat into large skillet and cook through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain grease.
  4. Add spinach and tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally.
  6. Drain pasta and add to meat mixture.
  7. Add cheeses and mix lightly.

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  1. says

    What a wonderful post full of timely information. Thanks for sharing your tips and your recipes with us. You have some great ideas.

  2. says

    This sounds really good, fast and easy. Thanks for sharing it. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesday at I hope you will join in the fun and share in the prizes to be given away:)

  3. says

    I receive that Kraft Foods magazine and I’ve always been tempted to try that recipe. I’m glad to read a great review for it. Now I am going to prepare it. ~ Robyn

  4. says

    Oh, this recipe was a life saver tonight, and my family loved it. We’ve been snowed in, and I was able to throw it together with items in my fridge and pantry. I’m hoping that some of the spinach even secretly made it’s way into my boys’ tummies. Thanks for your healthified tips, and spilling the secret about fennel seed. I may never buy italian sausage again! It was a hit and so easy. I love how you give us simple steps to take to feed our families better.
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..Too much Calvin and Hobbes =-.

  5. says

    very good! finally got around to making this tonight and used some great italian sausage from a local farm :) seems like a recipe that can be customized for the seasons too!

  6. Ashlee says

    Where do you get your mozzarella cheese? Or do you make it? I can’t ever find mine that cheap! It’s always over $5 a lb.

    • Katie says

      I just buy it at Meijer on sale… It’s not special mozz cheese or anything, not even “fresh” mozz. Katie

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