Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easy Sausage Pasta Bake

This is a great take on an easy recipe. You can use bottled sauce if you want, but I opted to use our favorite red sauce recipe.

We had these with a store-bought jalapeƱo ciabatta bread.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage (removed from casing if you use links instead)
  • 8 oz dried mini bow tie pasta
  • 4 1/4 cups spaghetti sauce (I used our red sauce recipe and doubled it)
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.

3. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Crumble sausage into skillet and cook until done. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

4. Place sauce, sausage, diced tomatoes and one cup of water into the baking dish. Stir in the pasta.

5. Cover dish with foil and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until pasta is tender.

6. Remove foil and sprinkle top of pasta with cheese. Return to oven, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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