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Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake

Orange Icon  Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake

Orange Icon  Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake

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Submitted by: Melissa Pruitt

Prep Time: 13 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 6

An amazing flavor and so much better for you than going out to eat!

  • 1 pkg. pasta, brown rice, organic
  • 1 lbs. sausage, chicken, Italian-style, free-range, organic
  • 1 tbs. garlic, fresh, organic
  • 1 oz. tomatoes, diced, canned, organic
  • 5 oz. spinach, baby, fresh, organic
  • 1/4 c. cheese, feta, raw, grass-fed or pastured, organic
  • 1/4 c. cheese, mozzarella, whole fat, raw, grass-fed or pastured, organic
  • 1 sea salt, pepper, and garlic, organic
  • 1 olive oil, extra virgin, unrefined and unfiltered, organic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and fill a large bowl with cold water and ice, set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta shells and cook according to package directions. Drain well then add to ice water until ready to use, then drain again.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Wilt the spinach with a little olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. remove from skillet and set aside. Add Chicken sausage to same skillet, use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage, cook 5-6 minutes until browned.

Add garlic and cook 30 seconds then add tomatoes and spinach; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in feta cheese.

Using a spoon, mix pasta shells with chicken filling and arrange in a lightly oiled baking dish. Sprinkle tops with shredded cheese then bake in the oven 25-30 minutes until cheese has melted and tips of shells begin to crisp and brown.