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Easy Baked Pasta With Sausage

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Baked pasta with pockets of melted cheese inside with an easy-to-make tomato sauce with sausage (no chopping!). This hearty sausage pasta recipe is easy to prep, can be made ahead, and makes for a cozy and comforting fall dinner.

It’s a twist on my most favorite meatless baked ziti recipe, but with an easy homemade tomato sauce with sausage that requires – are you ready? – no chopping. No dicing onions and no mincing garlic for the sauce. So, let’s take a prep break and lean on our pantry inventory for this baked pasta.

INGREDIENTS

For the Sauce:

  • Rigatoni
  • Olive oil
  • Italian sausage
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce

You only need to boil the pasta for about 3/4 of the time listed on the box. It will finish cooking in the oven with the sauce.

While the pasta cooks, brown the sausage and add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer it while you make the cheese filling.

For the Cheese Filling:

  • Ricotta cheese
  • Provolone cheese
  • Asiago cheese
  • Salt and pepper

For the provolone, I use slices because it’s easier than shredding a block of cheese. For the cheese filling, cut half of the cheese into small strips. The rest of the slices are used for the top of the pasta. You can, of course, use the same amount of shredded provolone.

Combine the ricotta, sliced provolone, half of the Asiago cheese, and the seasonings in a bowl. That’s it, the cheese filling is ready to go.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE

  1. Spoon some sauce in the bottom of the dish. Add about half of the pasta and spread it into an even layer. Top with generous spoonfuls of the cheese.
  2. Top with half of the remaining sauce.
  3. Add the rest of the pasta, drop the rest of the cheese on the top.
  4. Pour the rest of the sauce over the pasta and cheese. Top with provolone cheese and Asiago cheese.

BAKE THE PASTA

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the pasta for 15 minutes at 375°F. Uncover and bake it for 15 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted.

This baked pasta makes four very generous servings. Add a salad or vegetable on the side and you can easily stretch it to serve six. Leftover baked pasta keeps well for two to three days in the refrigerator.

CAN I MAKE BAKED PASTA AHEAD?

Yes, you can make this baked pasta ahead! Boil the pasta and make the sauce, but instead of popping it in the oven after you assemble it cover it tightly and pop it in the fridge. It will keep well up to a day in advance.

If you bake it straight from the fridge you will need to add about 10 minutes to the bake time.

CAN I FREEZE BAKED PASTA?

You can make this baked pasta and freeze it. Make the pasta, sauce, and cheese filling as instructed. Assemble the dish and cool it completely.

Wrap the dish tightly with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer. It will keep well for two to three months.

When you’re ready to bake it, you can thaw it either in the fridge or at room temperature and then bake it. I’ve haven’t baked this pasta straight from the freezer, so check out these handy tips from Martha Stewart if you want to try it.

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    • AJ

      Nice to see some constructive, fun stuff on BIN instead of negative politics!!! Not to meddle but IMO skip the garlic/onion powder stuff and use the real thing….Way better for you and the taste buds…..Just saying….”Flying Chef Worldwide”……AKA AJ….Have fun

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