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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  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.