Pasta Bake with Spinach & Sausage (No Boil!)

no boil pasta bake with sausage and spinach

3.7 from 3 reviews

This pasta bake requires no pre-cooking or boiling, and makes for a delicious and comforting dinner!


12 ounces penne (we recommend this one for gluten-free)
24 ounces pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 ounces pre-cooked Italian chicken sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch coins (we used this one)
9 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed of excess water
1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
2. Add the pasta, sauce, broth, cream, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sausage to a 9×13 pan and stir the ingredients until well combined.
3. Cover the dish as tightly as you can with foil. The foil must be tight in order to steam the pasta. Then, place it in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
4. After 40 minutes, remove the foil and test the pasta for doneness, if it is still a bit tough, cover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes. If it is fully cooked, stir in the spinach, sprinkle the mozzarella over top and bake an additional 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and browned.

Keywords: no boil, gluten free, pasta, one pot