Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pasta Sausage Bake

I've been asked for this recipe many times in the past...so this time while making it I had my camera with me in the kitchen. Now I don't measure in this recipe, so if you need more then just add what you'd like.

I like to use hot Italian sausage, if it is thawed I will remove the casing and break it apart...I didn't take it out of the freezer so I sliced it while it was still frozen.


Brown the sausage then drain the excess fat.



I like to use whole wheat pasta, for us I put half the box in a casserole dish...I don't cook it first. I've found that if I boil the pasta first I find that it will get a bit mushy.



I put my favourite pasta sauce in...I also had a bit of water to the dish as well (just put about a 1/2 a cup of water and swirl it around the jar to get out the rest of the sauce). This will make up for the amount of sauce that the pasta will absorb while cooking.


I added fresh mushrooms today, sometimes I will add red peppers...or canned mushrooms...whatever I have on hand. No I didn't wash the cutting board between cutting the sausage...but since it all cooks together it is okay.


Mix everything together


Grate some mozzarella cheese...



Put the cheese on top if it all...cover the dish and bake at 375 F for 45 minutes, uncover for 10 minutes


and there you have it...


Add salad and there is dinner!!



Hope you enjoy this, this has always been a great meal for me because you can make it the day before and leave it in the fridge until the next day.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

mmmmm, this looks delicious!

thansk for stopping by my place. i like your menu plan...i do a menu also and LOVE IT. sure helps with the grocery shopping, eh? :-)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Sounds fantastic! I'm going to do this one this week! I'll add it to my Menu Plan Monday that I'm working on now! :-)

~melody~

Loral said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for taking the time to post it with pictures, I'd come over for dinner anytime ;-)

Jen said...

Ooo, that looks yummy!! Thanks for my dinner tonight!! I am going to make this!!!

Nikki said...

This looks yummy and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

hsmomma5 said...

This sounds delish! I've printed it and will definitely be adding it to my menu!

Erin~Leigh said...

that looks realy good! If you make it the day before are you cooking it or just placing it in the fridge uncooked?

ScrapCandy.com said...

This sounds delish. You've inspired me to leave the house and go get what I need to make this tonight! Can't wait to try it. I hope it's ok, I used your photo, but I linked back to you!

http://happydaisyaz.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-mealtime-monday.html

Tracy

CindyC said...

Brilliant! I will have to give this a try sometime in the next week or so!

Mommy Needs A Time Out said...

Looks yummy!! I will have to try it. It looks great for those days where you keep going all day and not a lot of time to prepare for supper. Thanks for posting