Pasta Fazool (Pasta and Beans With Sausage)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a delicious dish that includes beans, pasta and sausage meat all in one, topped with cheese then baked in the oven, it's a very popular Italian dish and there are many versions of this recipe, this one is a family favorite, I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does! --- If you prefer a dryer mixture then drain the tomatoes, ziti pasta works well in place of penne, please adjust the cayenne pepper to suit heat level, prep time includes cooking the pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Cook the pasta until just al dente (do not overcook); drain, do not rinse and immediately toss with 1-2 Tbsp oil to prevent sticking; set aside.
  4. In a large fry pan, sauté the sausage, ground beef, onion, garlic, dried oregano and thyme, over med-high heat, until the sausage and the ground beef are brown, crumbling with a fork while cooking (about 6-7 minutes).
  5. Add in the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste and the cayenne pepper; simmer for 5-6 minutes (breaking up tomatoes with the back of a spoon).
  6. Add in the kidney beans, and heat through.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Add in the cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese and parsley; toss to combine.
  9. Transfer the mixture to a prepared baking dish.
  10. Top with grated cheese.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cheese melts and the mixture is hot and bubbly.


Most Helpful

This was fantastic! I can't tell you how much all 6 of us enjoyed this. I was concerned that it might be a little "meat-heavy", but the end result was a hearty, satisfying dish. It was perfect at the end of a long afternoon of skiing. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

UPmomto4 December 31, 2009

Very good. I used ground turkey in place of the beef, but might leave it out altogether next time and just stick with the sausage. This is a very "meaty" casserole. Be prepared to freeze leftovers if you're not feeding 10 people for dinner!

debarra August 25, 2009

I've had this in my to try recipes for awhile and I'm so glad I finally made it! I used a 28 oz can of tomato puree instead of the canned tomatoes so I added a little water. I also added some fresh basil. I split it in two 8x8 pans- one for dinner tonight and one for the freezer and still had a little left over which I also froze to give to my elderly aunt. This is a wonderful tasting hardy dish that would be also great for a crowd, a party or a potluck. Thank you Kitten for posting another outstanding dish that I will make again.

Chattes November 22, 2008

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