A yummy pasta that even my spinach-hating children love!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still slightly firm, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage. Cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the spinach and tomatoes, and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Mix in the cooked rotini pasta, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Toss until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; protein 25.9g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 68.9mg; sodium 1221.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2012
My son who's a picky eater LOVED this! It was great for him and us adults! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2014
Tomato Spinach & Cheese Pasta Haiku: "Needed more flavor. But very easy to make. It just needs some 'oomph.'" Made this as directed using mild italian sausage instead of bulk pork (glad that I did b/c it added much-needed flavor as otherwise it would only come from the Italian diced tomatoes) and I put it all together in the morning topped w/ the mozzarella and parmesan and baked 350 deg. for 30-40 min. at dinnertime. My daughter loved it my husband doused his in hot sauce and I added salt and dreamed up what I would add to it next time I make it. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2012
My son who's a picky eater LOVED this! It was great for him and us adults! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2014
Tomato Spinach & Cheese Pasta Haiku: "Needed more flavor. But very easy to make. It just needs some 'oomph.'" Made this as directed using mild italian sausage instead of bulk pork (glad that I did b/c it added much-needed flavor as otherwise it would only come from the Italian diced tomatoes) and I put it all together in the morning topped w/ the mozzarella and parmesan and baked 350 deg. for 30-40 min. at dinnertime. My daughter loved it my husband doused his in hot sauce and I added salt and dreamed up what I would add to it next time I make it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
cooked as directed it didn't have much flavor. I added a Vidalia onion and a tablespoon of garlic 1 teaspoon each basil and oregano. it was very flavorful. Serve it with Garlic Butter (found here) on your favorite bread. Thanks Happy Cooking! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2020
The recipe was very light on seasoning. I added some pepper and about 1 Tbsp of dried oregano and about 2 Tbsp of chopped fresh basil. I used fresh mozzarella. If i made it again I would use some salt and a lot more seasonings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2016
I added cilantro on top added salt pepper and dry basil simple but great no cheese served with Greek style baked lemon chicken yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2015
This is great for kids. My 3 year old nephew loved it! However for adults I would add cayenne pepper or red flakes to spice it up it adds more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2015
I used mild Italian sausage and " Vegeta" Eastern European spice to add more taste to it. Read More
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