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    Italian Sausage Bake

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    Snowpuma's Note:

    A wonderful, aromatic, warm, comfort dish the whole family can enjoy. This was a recipe from another food site that I adapted to add more flavor. It is always gone in a flash. Great for potlucks and frozen meals for friends.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 8 ounces ziti pasta (or similar pasta cooked according to package)
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 12 ounces mild Italian sausage (I remove from casings)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, diced (I recommend 1 tsp but like garlic a lot so go with what you prefer)
    • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
    • 6 ounces sliced mushrooms (optional)
    • 2 (15 ounce) containers of favorite pasta sauce
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (fresh shredded works best) or 2 tablespoons romano cheese (fresh shredded works best)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400 F and grease 13x9-in baking dish.
    2. 2
      Prepare pasta according to package directions.
    3. 3
      Heat Oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    4. 4
      Add onion and sauté until slightly transparent.
    5. 5
      Add sausage and cook stirring frequently to break up, cook until no longer pink.
    6. 6
      Add garlic, fennel, Italian seasoning and mushrooms.
    7. 7
      Stir frequently and cook until mushrooms are tender.
    8. 8
      Add sauce, stirring to mix, cook until sauce is heated through. Remove from heat.
    9. 9
      Add to prepared baking dish and sprinkle evenly with mozzarella and parmesan/romano cheese.
    10. 10
      Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
    11. 11
      Cool approximately 5 Minutes.
    12. 12
      To freeze ahead prepare as above but do not bake.
    13. 13
      Cover and freeze up to 2 months.
    14. 14
      Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
    15. 15
      Preheat oven to 400F and bake 25 to 35 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 26, 2010

      55

      Made as directed with the exception of adding additional garlic. Wasn't sure if I was to add the pasta to the dish before baking or put the sauce on top of pasta after baking so I added to the sauce before and placed it all in the oven with the cheese on top. Very aromatic while baking - a nice change from traditional pasta & sauce. Thanks for submitting Snowpuma.

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    • on November 18, 2006

      55

      I used fine noodles with this recipe. The fennel is a must - it gives a special flavor. Easy to make and very tasty. I used hot Italian sausages. Cut back on the cheese (Parmesan) Very tasty comfort food dinner Thanks for posting Snowpuma

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Sausage Bake

    Serving Size: 1 (324 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 876.8
     
    Calories from Fat 386
    44%
    Total Fat 42.9 g
    66%
    Saturated Fat 16.3 g
    81%
    Cholesterol 88.6 mg
    29%
    Sodium 2320.1 mg
    96%
    Total Carbohydrate 81.8 g
    27%
    Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
    33%
    Sugars 24.6 g
    98%
    Protein 38.4 g
    76%

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    italian seasoning

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