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Creamy Pasta and Spinach

I have recently read a lot about Spaghetti A La Philly on several other food sites. It is basically spaghetti that has been doctored up by using cream cheese.

I liked the basic idea because it was a quick and easy recipe, but I thought it needed a little more to it.

I thought I could make it just a little different, and something more like my family would enjoy by adding spinach to it. I also thought sausage would be good in place of the ground beef.

Now this recipe calls for a jar of spaghetti sauce. I will admit that I am not a big fan of jarred spaghetti sauce. For most things I would much rather make my Easy Pasta Sauce, but I do usually keep a jar or two of spaghetti sauce in my pantry. I do not use them often, but for meals like this it works great.

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  1. I was just watching a video of Paua Deen make spaghetti with cream cheese mixed in the sauce! I think this is a sign I should try it. 🙂 I love your addition of spinach and sausage!

  2. Sounds so quick and yummy! LOVE spinach with my pasta. 🙂
    .-= JessieLeigh´s last blog ..Batter-Dipped Chicken Sandwiches =-.

  3. I made this for supper the other night. We loved it! Used 1/2 small container of light herb and garlic cream cheese, and used ground beef and some spicy black bean and salsa sausages. Some cheese on the top and baked it in the oven. Salad and garlic bread on the side. My husband and I loved it.

  4. Thanks for the wonder, simple dish! We love spaghetti and this recipe adds yummy creaminess with cream cheese-you can never go wrong with that!
    We have reposted this awesome recipe on our blog…
    Thanks again!

    • @Amber, I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe. If you are going to post the recipe on your own site, please be sure to make it your own. This is my adaptation, so please don’t just copy and paste my recipe, post your own version of it. Thanks and I am so glad that you enjoyed it.

  5. This is a winner! Had some ground turkey in my freezer that needed to be used up, and 1/2 brick of cream cheese (which I feel like rarely happens – most recipes call for 8oz) so this was perfect. Will definitely make it into my recipe notebook and onto our table again. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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