Tominach Pasta

I made up the name by combining tomato with spinach, so that is how it is pronounced. It was a sneaky way of getting one child to eat spinach without whining. (And we all need less whining and more eating)This is another dish I lovingly refer to as a Dump Recipe. That means I really do not measure a single ingredient, I just dump it all into the pan. I learned ovenr 20 years ago how easy it was to make a homemade version of Hamburger Helper and have used that technique here. That makes it an easy dish for a busy night’s dinner.



1 pound ground Italian sausage

1 pound pasta

1/2 cup dried spinach dip mix

1 small onion sliced

2 cans diced tomatoes


favorite herbs

4 ounces Feta Cheese (more if you like!)


Begin by cooking the sausage and onions thoroughly. Drain off any grease. Add the pasta and tomatoes. Fill the cans with water and pour on top. Mix in the dry spinach dip. I buy it in bulk from Azure standard so it has other vegetables already mixed in.


Now the herbs will depend on what you like, if you used tomatoes with other ingredients and even what was in the spinach dip. This time I used basil, garlic, salt and pepper. You can also use parsley, oregano, Italian seasoning and even pepper flakes.


Cover and cook over medium heat till pasta is tender. I check occasionally  to stir and make sure it does not need more water. When it s ready add the feta cheese, stir and serve.