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Sausage Pasta Bake Recipe

Sausage Pasta Bake Recipe

This hearty dish is a favorite for weekday dinners. The combination of flavors makes it special.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta
  • 1/4 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
  • 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 5 slices pepperoni, cut into quarters, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a skillet, cook the sausage, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the pasta, sausage mixture, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian seasoning and pepper.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-cup baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-8 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 465 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 1,146 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.