Newt’s Belly Bake

Looking for a hearty casserole using Green Giant® spinach? Then serve this cheesy dinner made with pasta, sausage and veggies.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) orzo or rosamarina pasta
1
lb bulk spicy Italian pork sausage
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
3
large plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded, chopped (1 1/3 cups)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
package (8 oz) mozzarella pearls or bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella cheese balls), chopped
3/4
cup shaved Parmesan cheese

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add spinach; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, oil, salt and pepper. Gently stir in mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 Spoon sausage mixture into ungreased 2 1/2-quart casserole. Stir in cooked pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Top with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add spinach; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, oil, salt and pepper. Gently stir in mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 Spoon sausage mixture into ungreased 2 1/2-quart casserole. Stir in cooked pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Top with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To reduce fat, swap out the Italian pork sausage for turkey sausage or other lean sausage.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
464
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.