Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake

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Whether you’re making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!

Whether you're making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!Some variation of spaghetti inevitably makes it onto our family dinner table at least once each week. What can I say? We are a family that values tasty hot food, good conversation, and PASTA! Last night I decided to make a classic pasta bake.

Whether you're making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!

I ended up using this new Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauce. I’m not sure if you’re tried RAGÚ® Homestyle sauce, but this is their thickest sauce, and you can tell because it hugs the pasta. This is their boldest flavor yet because they peel, chop and simmer the ingredients and use a special blend of herbs (basil, fennel, oregano and black pepper) to layer and build the flavor. Even better, they don’t use artificial flavors, artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup.

Whether you're making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!

Its one thing to mix up some pasta and sauce, but adding just the right amount of spicy Italian sausage and smothering it with some fresh shredded cheese and you end up with one heck of a meal!

Whether you're making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!

A secret little tradition of my own is to make dinner early in the day and leave the final step, the melting, til the very end right before I serve it all up to the family. That way I can get the hard part out of the way and enjoy a glass of wine before we even sit down to eat. Enjoy!

Whether you're making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!

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Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake
 
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Whether you're making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!
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Recipe type: main
Yields: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 12 ounces spicy italian sausage
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 (23 ounce) jars pasta sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded italian cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to instructions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water prior to draining pasta.
  2. While pasta is cooking, cook sausage and onion over medium high heat in large skillet until sausage turns crumbly and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, stir, and allow to cook for a couple more minutes.
  3. Add red wine to sausage and scrape bottom of skillet to remove any pieces that stuck to pan. Add pasta sauce and allow mixture to simmer over low heat until pasta is ready.
  4. Combine cooked pasta and sauce in casserole dish. Add enough of the reserved pasta water to make the pasta barely moist. Top with shredded cheese, cover, and heat in preheated 400 degree F oven until cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Whether you're making a kid friendly family dinner or preparing a big meal to delivery to another family, this Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake is sure to please!

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  1. Esther Lord says

    Hi Krissy,
    Just had to thank you for sharing this amazingly delicious dinner entree 😋. My husband asked me to file it away with our favorites !! And of course I did 😆. He bought me a Sweet Italian Sausage instead of the Spicy Italian Sausage your recipe called for and it was still delicious. I will make it again🤗 soon so as to use spicy Italian sausage ✌

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