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Tomato & Spinach Pasta Toss

Prep Time
5
min.
Total Time
20
min.
Servings

6 servings, 1 cup each

Italian sausage as part of a smart eating plan? You bet. Pasta, tomatoes, fresh spinach plus melty cheese presents old-world flavor in a new-world dish.

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  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, cook sausage in deep large skillet on medium-high heat 10 to 12 min. or until done, stirring occasionally. Drain; return sausage to skillet. Add spinach and tomatoes; cook 2 min. or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta; return to pan. Add sausage mixture and cheeses; mix lightly.

Substitute

Substitute ground beef or turkey for the Italian sausage.

Substitute

Prepare using penne pasta.

Substitute

Prepare using regular KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Enjoy our contemporary twist on a traditional pasta bake. As a bonus, the spinach in this low-calorie dish is a good source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 230
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 630mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 45 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I was looking for something to cook that was easy, as I am not the regular cook in the house. I was looking for something to cook that was easy, as I am not the regular cook in the house. In fact, I rarely cook, but my husband worked all day and I was home. This recipe was simple and simply delicious! I added to the recipe by adding one clove garlic, a small can of drained mushrooms; and a small can of tomato sauce for additional sauce. I also combined two different pastas (rotini & bow ties). I would definitely make this dish again because my husband actually enjoyed something that I cooked!
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made it twice... Made it twice... confused by missing 'dressing' so used what I normally use in making tomato sauces..Mogan David Concord wine..1/4cup Use plain diced tomatoes using my own spices..garlic pwdr,basil, oregano, parsley,Ital.seasoning.. some red peper flakes to Ital sausage...but 1st time used wheat fettuccine 2nd time penne..like the 1st time better so will do again adding some artichoke hearts.. the spinach is a great ingrediant!!!!
Date published: 2007-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I doubled the pasta, for my family of six and subsequently doubled the tomatoes, sausage and... I doubled the pasta, for my family of six and subsequently doubled the tomatoes, sausage and cheese. I didn't double the spinach b/c I only had one bag. Next time, I will keep the pasta doubled and still double the tomatoes, but I will not double the cheeses. I will see about the sausage at the time. It wasn't TOO much, but it was a lot. This was amazing. But too much cheese. Oh - I used turkey sausage, too. This was fantastic. Thanks Kraft!
Date published: 2007-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I did this a little differently. I did this a little differently. The recipe in the Spring 09(pg 15)called for the pasta to be cooked in the canned Italian tomatoes (I used 2-14 oz. cans.)-adding the spinach at the end. In a large skillet, I browned 2 lbs of boneless chicken that I seasoned with Italian seasoning. When the chicken was done I added the pasta to the chicken and added the cheese on top. This turned out excellent, was very easy and I will definitely make this again.
Date published: 2009-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tasty. Very tasty. At first glance I thought like many of the others that this dish would be too bland, but the amount of flavor is very surprising. I did add fresh mushrooms as I had some I needed to use up. I also tossed in a few dried onion & garlic flakes. The only thing I will do differently in the future is put in the whole lb of sausage instead of 1/2 as the recipe calls for. The sausage to noodle ratio wasn't quite right.
Date published: 2009-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is in your "winter 2007" magizine and the recipe is WRONG ! This is in your "winter 2007" magizine and the recipe is WRONG !!! It says in stept 2 to add the spinage, toamtos and DRESSING. I was glad to see it here in the newsletter so that I knew that I wasn't going crazy and missing the dressing that was not listed in the ingeridents. It sounds very good and very easy. I'll try it this week. My produce market has greens on sale...maybe I'll use them instead of the spinage.
Date published: 2007-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this last night for dinner. I made this last night for dinner. My husband took the leftovers to work for lunch. He just sent me an e-mail, and this is what it said: "I think I may have had the best lunch I’ve ever brought to work just now…I heated up the sausage/pasta dish you made last night and it was even better today… awesome." I would use 2 cans of tomoatoes next time, too, and i like the suggestions below for turkey sausage, etc..
Date published: 2008-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've already made this recipe a couple times and passed it on to family. I've already made this recipe a couple times and passed it on to family. My husband and I have done variations such as making it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts that we season with Italian seasonings, instead of the sausage. We have also done a vegetarian variation where we did no meat, but added canned artichoke hearts and fresh mushrooms. The vegetarian variation is great for a light summer pasta.
Date published: 2007-08-30
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