Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta

One of Trey's co-workers brought in this dish for a pot luck. He loved it, got the recipe and we made it the next week and oh. my. gosh.... DELICIOUS. I can't emphasize that enough... you need to make this!

What You Need:

1 lb sausage (we used Jimmy Dean hot)
1 cup chopped onion
8 oz rigatoni pasta, cooked
1 large tomato, diced
8 oz cream cheese
1.5 cups mozzarella cheese (separated 1 cup, .5 cup)
1 package frozen creamed spinach, thawed

What You Do:
Preheat oven to 350. 
Brown the sausage and onion. Drain. Return to pan.

Add diced tomato, cream cheese, 1 cup mozarella cheese and spinach.

Mix together well and melt cheese.

Stir in pasta and put in 2.5 quart casserole dish. 

Bake for 30 minutes, top with additional mozzarella and bake for 10 minutes more, uncovered. Enjoy!

We decided to make this again but as stuffed shells... and it was AMAZING! Switch the rigatoni noodles for a 12 oz package of jumbo shells. Cook them according to the package (9 minutes for baking instead of the 12 minutes for just eating with sauce), stuff them with the sausage mixture and follow the rest of the recipe the same... So good!!

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