Potluck Sausage Casserole Recipe

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Potluck Sausage Casserole Recipe
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Potluck Sausage Casserole Recipe

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Whenever my husband digs in to this pasta casserole full of Italian sausage and veggies, he gets a big smile on his face. I love that!
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pasta sauce with meat
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain and transfer to greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain and remove from pan.
In same skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, oregano, salt and pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add zucchini, mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 6-8 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in tomato sauce, pasta sauce and sausage; pour over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese (dish will be full). Cover casserole with a piece of foil coated with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Potluck Sausage Casserole in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p85

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 408 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pasta sauce with meat
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain and transfer to greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain and remove from pan.
  2. In same skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, oregano, salt and pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add zucchini, mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 6-8 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, pasta sauce and sausage; pour over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese (dish will be full). Cover casserole with a piece of foil coated with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Potluck Sausage Casserole in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p85

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Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 267714
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2017

"As usual I make the first time according to recipe. May have been the suasage I used, but I would not add any salt to it. Husband is picky when it come to carrots and mushrooms and didn't even realize they were in this recipe."

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 252113
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"Made this for weekday dinner but used turkey sausage. Served with salad and garlic bread and everyone enjoyed it!"

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