Easy Recipe: Italian Pasta Casserole

A while back I found a recipe on Pinterest for a pepperoni pasta bake. The recipe called for a potato pasta I was not sure my kids would eat, so I knew I would give it my own spin.

I traded out the potato pasta for a spirally pasta and opted for crumbled Italian sausage instead of pepperoni.

Pretty awesome.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground Italian sausage (I used mild)
  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I actually used a mozzarella and Parmesan mix.)
  • garlic (I used about 2 tablespoons of minced garlic)
  • 1/2 a large onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a skillet, cook the ground sausage, onion, garlic, salt and pepper over a medium heat.

While this is cooking, boil enough water in a large saucepan to cook your pasta.

Once your saucepan of water begins to boil, cook your pasta.

You just want to cook it until it is al dente.

Once the pasta is al dente, drain it.

Combine the cooked Italian sausage and pasta in a square casserole dish.

Mix well.

Add one jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce.

I used a pink sauce.

Mix well and thoroughly coat all of the pasta and sausage.

Cover the top of the pasta with cheese.

Pop the casserole dish in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly.

Plate it up and serve.

I served it with toasted wheat bread, carrot sticks and grapes.

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Easy Recipe: Italian Pasta Casserole
Dinner
6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of ground Italian sausage (I used mild)
  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I actually used a mozzarella and Parmesan mix.)
  • garlic (I used about 2 tablespoons of minced garlic)
  • ½ a large onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, cook the ground sausage, onion, garlic and salt and pepper over a medium heat.
  3. While this is cooking, boil enough water in a large saucepan to cook your pasta.
  4. Once the pasta is al dente, drain it.
  5. Combine the cooked Italian sausage and pasta in a square casserole dish.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add one jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce.
  8. Mix well and thoroughly coat all of the pasta and sausage.
  9. Cover the top of the pasta with cheese.
  10. Pop the casserole dish in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly.
  11. Plate it up and serve.

 

Comments

  1. says

    I’m not the biggest fan of sausage, but this had me drooling! I know my husband would love it for sure with the sausage. I do love twisty pasta – for some reason, it just tastes better :)

    Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday!

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