Favorite Sausage Pasta Bake
This layered casserole packed full of pasta, spinach, and ground sausage makes a satisfying dinner!
Servings Prep Time
6 5minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 5minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Favorite Sausage Pasta Bake
Ingredients
  • 10ounces bite-sized pasta,about 3 1/2 cups
  • 1/2cup reduced-fat cream cheese,
  • 1/2cup reduced fat sour cream or plain yogurt,
  • 2teaspoons Italian seasoning,divided
  • 8ounces fresh baby spinach,
  • 14ounces pizza sauce,
  • 1pound ground sausage,
  • 1 small onion,finely chopped
  • 1cup shredded Italian blend cheese,or more to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring a few quarts of lightly salted water to a boil. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta two minutes less than directed in the package instructions. Drain pasta, and return to the hot pot. Add cream cheese, sour cream, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Gently stir until the cream cheese is melted.
  3. While pasta cooks, heat large skillet over medium-high heat, and spray with cooking spray. Brown and crumble sausage with onion. When meat is almost cooked through, stir in spinach a couple handfuls at a time. Cook until wilted. Drain meat. (Use the same colander as the pasta to save on dishes!)
  4. Spread the noodle mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread pizza sauce over the pasta. Spread the meat and spinach over the sauce. Spread cheese over the meat, and sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve and enjoy!