Cooking with Amanda: Baked Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

Baked Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

Looking for a unique pasta to make? Amanda has a recipe for Baked Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Pasta this month. Try it out for dinner soon!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 diced garlic cloves
  • 5 sausage links, cut into small circles (I tried something different and used HT Traders Provolone & Romano Cheese Chicken Sausage)
  • 8 oz sliced baby portabella mushrooms
  • 1 small diced yellow onion
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 16 oz penne noodles
  • 1 can tomato pasta sauce (I used Tuscan Traditions Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce, approximately 25oz)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (set aside 1 cup)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Boil water for noodles.  Once boiling cook noodle until al dente, or desired time listed on the box. Put cooked noodles aside until step #8.
  3. On medium heat, in a large pot, add olive oil and honey.
  4. Allow oil to heat for a moment before adding red pepper flakes, salt & pepper, and garlic.
  5. Stir for about a minute before adding sausage.  (The sausage I used was already fully cooked so I just needed to heat it up.  Adjust cooking time if you are using raw sausage.)
  6. Approximately 3 minutes later, add mushrooms and onion.  Then add the spinach after another 2 minutes.
  7. Mix all ingredients until spinach has been cooked down.
  8. Turn down stove top to a simmer.
  9. Combine the noodles, tomato sauce, oregano, basil, and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.  Mix everything together so you get a little bit of everything in each bite.
  10. In a large glass pan, pour the entire pot and spread it out evenly.
  11. Top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake in oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and started to brown.