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Sausage-Bean Pasta Bake

Sausage and Bean Pasta Bake


  • Author: Isabelle Boucher
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This easy pasta bake can be thrown together using a handful of basic staples from your pantry and freezer. It’s the perfect solution to your weeknight what-do-I-make-for-dinner blues.


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Ingredients

  • 1 package (500g / 1 lb) short pasta, such as penne or rigatoni
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (796 ml / 28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (540 ml / 15oz) romano beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil or parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat. brown the sausage and onion in olive oil for 5-7 minutes, or until the sausage starts to brown and the onion is soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer, or until fragrant. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice, drained beans, oregano, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  3. Once the pasta is done, drain and stir into the sauce. Transfer to a 13×9-inch casserole dish, and top off with mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of chopped basil or parsley.

  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian