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Smoked Sausage Pasta Bake recipe

Smoked Sausage Pasta Bake recipe

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Once you make this pasta dish, it will become a firm favourite. Pasta is mixed with smoked sausage and a tomato sauce, topped with breadcrumbs and cheese, then baked to perfection.

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IngredientsServes: 8

  • 450g rigatoni pasta
  • 450g kielbasa sausage, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 (400g) tins whole plum peeled tomatoes
  • 675g passata
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Italian-style dry breadcrumbs
  • 225g grated Monterey Jack cheese

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, cook sausage in oil until browned on both sides, 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine pasta, sausage, tomatoes, passata, oregano, parsley and pepper. Mix well. Pour into 20x30cm baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and top with grated cheese.
  5. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 to 15 minutes more, until top is golden.

Kielbasa

Are Polish smoked sausages and can be found in Polish delis. If unavailable, use Mattessons smoked sausage instead.

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realy enjoyed it, thanx for a great recipe-26 May 2011

Used different ingredients.didnt have any passata so used mushroom and tomato pasta sauce-26 May 2011

by CURTISLEE

I'm close to giving this recipe a 2, which is rare for me. I'm pretty easy to please. I will not prepare it again without some modifications. As is, it's too dry. I may cut the kielbasa in smaller chunks for wider disbursement. I thought the taste was rather generic, and would benefit from some stronger flavors like garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, etc.-26 Apr 2006


25 Satisfying Smoked Sausage Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

Smoked sausage recipes are a must in our house for easy variety. If you love sausage, then smoked sausage is most likely on your list of meats or proteins to keep on hand. I love the versatility and how everyone at our dinner table enjoys it, so this list of ideas is a great collection filled with variety for your menu.


Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta Bake

Smoked sausage, pasta and a creamy, cheesy sauce? Yes, please! This was actually my first venture into anything Alfredo and I’ve gotta say I’m pretty pleased with the result!

I’m half Italian but in my family it’s always been about the red sauce. Surprisingly in my 40 years, I’ve never once tasted Alfredo sauce. I figured that it was about time for that to finally change.

If you’re on Pinterest as much as I am, then you’ve probably seen as many Alfredo pasta recipes as I have. There are so many that look just too good to pass up.

Both hubby and I get stuck in the same food ruts with him being the ultra picky one. But one thing I can entice him with is sausage!

This Smoked Sausage Alfredo Pasta bake was so easy to make. All you need to do is start by boiling a box of your favorite pasta. Cook it just until it’s al dente. Run it under cold water and let it sit until you’re ready for it.

While the pasta is boiling away, make your garlicky, creamy smooth cheese sauce. Add the sliced rounds of smoked sausage and then the cooked pasta.

Pour everything into a baking dish and top it with some mozzarella cheese. Bake it for a few minutes just until the cheese is bubbling and it starts to get golden brown on top.

It tastes so good! It reminds me of a white macaroni and cheese with smoked sausage mixed throughout. It pairs really well with some good garlic bread.

This Alfredo pasta recipe calls for cayenne pepper for an added kick of flavor. It would be just as good without it though so feel free to leave it out if you wish.


  • 8 ounces mini penne pasta or elbow macaroni
  • 12 to 16 ounces smoked andouille sausage (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup soft fine bread crumbs tossed with 2 to 3 teaspoons melted butter

Cook pasta following package directions drain, rinse, and set aside.

In a large saucepan or skillet, cook the andouille sausage with onion and bell pepper until onions are translucent. Remove the sausage mixture to a plate and set aside.

Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over medium heat stir in flour until blended. Gradually add the milk and Creole seasoning. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed. Stir in the drained pasta and sausage mixture. Spoon into the prepared casserole. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top of the casserole.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until topping is browned and casserole is bubbly.


Easy Dinner Recipe Bake

This simple dish is ready in just a few easy steps with minimal effort and maximum appreciation from those lucky enough to be served this sausage pasta bake.

And If you find yourself in a rush, you can always pre-cook your pasta and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days which will help you to cut down even further on your cooking time for this recipe.


Penne & Smoked Sausage Bake

Just a good supper for your family. Recipes like this are my absolute favorite for many reasons: You can make and assemble them in advance and then just pop them in the oven at dinner time, they can stretch to feed an army, you just need a salad on the side and you&rsquore good to go plus they&rsquore really delicious! My kiddos love anything with pasta and anything with sausage, so this one right here is a big winner at our house. We used a whole wheat penne pasta and then smoked turkey sausage, but you of course could use a pork or chicken sausage too. I promise you&hellipthis recipe is a keeper!

This recipe serves four to six.

Shopping List
1 pound of sliced sausage (we used a smoked turkey kielbasa)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 (14 oz) can of Rotel tomatoes
4 oz of cream cheese (so half a block), softened
salt and pepper
1 pound of cooked penne pasta

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.

In a big pot over medium-high heat, brown up your sliced sausage in a drizzle of EVOO along with your chopped onion. Once the sausage is browned (just about five minutes) and the onions are tender, stir in your chopped garlic and red bell pepper and allow that to saute just a minute or two. Next, stir in one cup of your cheddar cheese, the cumin, Rotel, cream cheese and a big pinch of both salt and pepper. Stir all of this together until the cheese is melted. Finally, stir in your cooked penne pasta.

Pour all of this into your prepared baking dish and then sprinkle over the remaining cup of your cheddar cheese.

Pop this into the oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until it&rsquos slightly browned and bubbly.

Remove from oven and serve.

I mean to tell you, this recipe here will feed your troops and make them very happy!


Crock Pot Cheesy Corn and Smoked Sausage Pasta Bake

Barbara’s friend shared this family favorite recipe with her recently and claims that there isn’t a holiday where this dish isn’t on the table. The recipe was even a part of her friend’s bridal shower recipe book.

Aren’t those recipe books and recipes just the best? When friends and families share their favorites, you get a collection of recipes that are tried and true from years of use.

The original recipe is more of a side dish but Barbara added her favorite smoked sausage from Rihm Foods and put it all in her 3.5-quart Casserole Crock Pot to make it a one-dish meal.


Easy Recipe: One Pot Smoked Sausage Pasta

Today, I want to talk a little bit about transition recipes. What am I talking about when I say “transition recipes” you are probably asking. Transition recipes are those recipes that are not quite 100% real food. They are perfect for when you are making the change from processed food to real food and are not yet quite ready to go all in on a real food diet. In short, transition recipes are delicious, mostly real food, and always a hit whether you live a real food lifestyle or just want to make a meal at home once in a while.

When, my family started our real food journey, my husband and I discussed a lot about how our family would react to all of the changes. Children have the reputation of not liking change and really loving those foods that they are familiar with. That’s why children’s menus at restaurants almost always have the same foods on them. Children are all different I know, but I have a couple that totally fit the stereotype. How the heck was I going to convince them that real food was a good thing and avoid temper tantrums and hunger strikes??

Transition recipes is where we decided to start. We looked for recipes that had familiar ingredients that we could work on cleaning up. Change the cheese to organic or change out the pasta to whole wheat for example. My strategy was to get as much real food into my family while I worked to reduce the bad processed stuff. This strategy worked great for us. I encourage you to try the slow transition method if you have been thinking about making the change to real food.

Today, I am sharing this one pot smoked sausage pasta recipe. It’s perfect for busy evenings when there is a lot going on. It comes together quickly and since you just use one pot, it’s a quick clean up also. This recipe makes a nice family size meal so you may have extras. The leftovers are fantastic. Pack the leftover one pot smoked sausage pasta in a thermos and you have a delicious lunch the next day.


One Pot Sausage Pasta Skillet

There’s nothing I love more than a one-pot meal, and this One Pot Sausage Pasta Skillet is always a hit with my husband and hungry teenagers.

I mean, what’s not to love about pasta, smoked sausage and cheese, all combined in a creamy sauce. Especially when you only have one dish to wash!

I always keep a smoked sausage or two in my freezer, because sausage and pasta in some form is a pretty popular combination around here. And this is the perfect recipe to throw together on a busy week night when there’s not much time for cooking.

Of course, you can use just about any kind of short, sturdy pasta in this recipe. I like good old elbow macaroni, but shells, penne and rigatoni are also great options.

Honestly, just use whatever you have handy. No need to complicate this simple but delicious recipe.

One of the things I love about using smoked sausage is that it’s precooked, so it’s perfect for putting together a quick meal. No need to worry about your meat being properly cooked.

It’s the perfect ingredient in dishes like this, as well as in soups and foil dinners–a big favorite in our family. And it basically lasts for ever in the freezer.

It’s pretty much a staple at our house, and one of the ingredients I always have on hand. Of course, I always keep a good selection of pasta in my pantry too.

I used mozzarella cheese to top of this pasta skillet, but almost any kind of cheese will work. Just be sure to put it under the broiler for a minute or two, so the cheese gets golden and bubbly.

If you’re looking for a delicious, easy meal to feed your family, with minimal clean-up, you’ve got to give this One Pot Sausage Pasta Skillet a try!


1 package (16 ounce size) smoked sausage
1 can (10.75 ounce size) cream of celery soup
1 1/2 cup milk
4 cups cooked penne pasta
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cup Cheddar French fried onions
1 cup frozen peas

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut sausage into 1/4" slices and brown in skillet drain.

Combine soup and milk in 3 quart casserole. Stir in pasta, sausage, half the cheese, 1/2 cup French fried onions and peas.

Bake 30 minutes until hot stir. Top with remaining cheese and onions. Bake 3 minutes until golden.