not that long awaited. only since sunday have you been waiting, and some of you haven't been waiting at all. at any rate, humor me and make this for your family. its fantastic!!!
i unfortunately didnt save the picture that i took when i made it last week, but you can see a picture here (it was my project 365 thursday picture) if you haven't already.
Tomato & Spinach Pasta Toss
prep: 5 min total: 20 min (awesome, yes?)
2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1/2 lb. hot or mild italian sausage, casing removed (i use the whole pound. thats how i roll.)
1 pkg baby spinach leaves (6 oz)
1 can (14 & 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1 cup shredded mozzarella
2 tbsp. grated parmesan
COOK pasta as directed on package. meanwhile, crumble meat into large deep skillet. cook on medium-high heat until cooked through, stirring occasionally; drain.
ADD spinach and tomatoes; cook 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. remove from heat, cover to keep warm.
DRAIN pasta; place in large serving bowl. add meat mixture and cheeses; mix lightly.
makes 6 servings, 1 cup each
what i typed (except for the parenthesis) is verbatim off the recipe sheet.
this does not make 6 servings for us because we eat so dang much of it. it makes probably 4...or 3, depending on how hungry we are.
i highly recommend tweaking it to your tastes (like i use the whole pound of sausage and more cheese than it calls for). it would also be good with black olives and mushrooms if you're into that sort of thing.
let me know how you like it if you make it!! you'll love it!