1package (19.5 oz) Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings
1medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1large clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
2jars (25 oz each) pasta sauce
1can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes
¾poundlasagna noodles, broken into pieces
4cups(loosely packed) baby spinach leaves
Fresh basil, for garnish, if desired
In a large skillet (that has a cover available) over medium high heat, cook turkey sausage and chopped onions, breaking up sausage, for 5-10 minutes or until sausage is browned and onions are translucent. Add garlic, and continue to cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
Add pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, basil, and lasagna noodle pieces.Bring to simmer. Keep simmering, partially covered, stirring frequently (see note), for 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender. Mixture will thicken as pasta absorbs the liquid.
Add spinach, stir well, and cook for 5 more minutes, until spinach is wilted.
Stir in mozzarella, until melted and creamy.
Serve with dollops of ricotta cheese, and fresh basil, if desired.
Make sure you stir the pasta frequently as it cooks, making sure to separate the lasagna noodles. They have a tendency to stick to each other or to the bottom of the pan.
If desired, substitute other types of pasta, such as radiatore or campanelle. Most any kind of pasta would work, including whole wheat.
Italian sausage made from pork can be substituted for turkey Italian sausage.