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Fire-Roasted Tomato & Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

 Fire-Roasted Tomato & Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta Bake from KatiesCucina.com

I love a meal where I can use up leftovers. Transform them into something new. That is exactly what this recipe is today. Back in January, I shared how to make Spicy Italian Sausage Subs with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce in the Slow Cooker. Super simple meal that allows your slow cooker to do all the work for you. Then a few weeks later I showed you how to Roast Red Bell Peppers. Well, I don’t know about you but when I have lots of leftovers I like to transform them. And thus this beautiful Fire-Roasted Tomato & Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta Bake came to life.

Not only did I utilize some of the leftovers I had on hand, but I used a few more pantry staples include Dreamfields Pasta, some fresh herbs from my garden, and cheese in the refrigerator. After boiling up my pasta, I toss all the ingredients together and voila a beautiful pasta bake ready in less than an hour. Typically, most pasta bakes are loaded with cheese. This pasta bake just so happened to not be loaded with cheese. I chose to place a few dollops of ricotta in the bake. Every now and then we don’t need our pasta loaded with cheese, right? Ok, maybe I’m wrong, but I loved it just the way I made it. If you love cheese feel free to load it up! Either way–its a great way to use up leftovers!

Katie Original Recipe

Fire-Roasted Tomato & Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Fire-Roasted Tomato & Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a large casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Then add in pasta, chopped roasted red bell peppers, spicy Italian sausage, and sauce. Toss well them add 8 dollops (tablespoons) of ricotta, sprinkle with caramelized onions and grated cheese.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the inside of the pasta is hot and the cheese is melted.
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Disclaimer: I received pasta from Dreamfields pasta; however, I was not compensated nor required to write about them. This is a brand I buy on a regular basis and enjoy eating. As always, all opinions are my own. 

   

11 Responses to “Fire-Roasted Tomato & Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta Bake”

  1. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife posted on March 7, 2013 at 9:47 am (#)

    mmmm :) I’m a sucker for anything with pasta in it. I hardly ever bake my pasta dishes. (Except for Lasagna) But this has me wanting to change my ways!

    • Katie replied on March 7th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Angie–I love making pasta bakes to use up leftovers!

  2. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on March 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm (#)

    Yum! This looks so good. I definitely have to add this to our dinner menu soon. :)

    • Katie replied on March 9th, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Hi Jennifer! Make the subs first then two days later make this! Perfect way to get a 2-for-1 meal!

  3. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm (#)

    ooh I would gobble this right up!

    • Katie replied on March 9th, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Its so good Katrina and perfect way to use up leftovers!

  4. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm (#)

    My husband always is asking me to make more recipes with sausage. I think he would love this one!

    • Katie replied on March 9th, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Stephanie, my husband is a sausage connoisseur. We eat it often in my home. Try the sausage subs in the crock pot first!

  5. Maeghan posted on March 9, 2013 at 10:38 am (#)

    Bookmarked! My husband will love this!

    • Katie replied on March 10th, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Awe thanks Maeghan!

  6. ashley - baker by nature posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm (#)

    I totally want to dive into this!

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