Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pasta Toss

Here's a pasta toss I made modifying kraft's recipe. I used regular diced tomatoes the first time and I felt it needed more spice, so I added Italian style tomatoes and ground Italian sausage, such a difference and oh so yummy! The spinach scared Joe off from trying it, but I truly believe he'd like it, even if he just picked around the spinach. Oh well, perhaps next time.

What you need:
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
1 cup water
1 pkg. (9 oz.) baby spinach leaves (7 cups)
I pound of ground Italian Sausage
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Italian* Three Cheese Blend

What I did:

BRING tomatoes, pasta and water to boil in large saucepan; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or just until pasta is tender. In the meantime, brown the sausage in a separate pan.

ADD 1/2 of spinach; simmer, covered, 2 min. or until wilted. Stir. Repeat with remaining spinach. Stir in browned Italian sausage.

SERVE topped with cheese.

Very easy to make and much cheaper than an Italian restaurant =)


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