Baked Penne with Italian Sausage


1 lb. Italian Sausage (use either Hot or Mild depending on your preference)
1 box penne pasta
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt & Pepper
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup ricotta
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup Parmesan
1 cup fresh, torn spinach leaves


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a medium baking dish.
Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, drain, and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook Italian sausage until no longer pink
Add onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
Drain fat in a bowl lined with paper towels and return to pan.
Season with more salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer to baking dish, add spoonfuls of ricotta and spinach leaves throughout and top with mozzarella and Parmesan.
Bake until cheese is melted and pasta is warmed through, about 40 minutes.