How to Make a Delicious Sausage Pasta Bake?

Q: Can I use any type of pasta for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use any type of pasta, but penne is recommended for its ability to hold sauce well.

Q: Is it necessary to cook the pasta until it’s completely soft before baking?
A: No, cook it until al dente, as it will continue to cook in the oven.

Q: Can I substitute the Italian sausage with another type of meat?
A: Yes, you can use any ground meat, but the flavor profile will change.

Sausage Pasta Bake Recipe


  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up into smaller pieces.
  4. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onion is translucent.
  5. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. In the greased baking dish, combine the cooked pasta and the sausage mixture. Mix well to evenly coat the pasta.
  8. Top with shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!
  • Calories: 483kcal
  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Sodium: 861mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 24g

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