Sausage and Spinach Penne Casserole

Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

If you love italian sausage, this is the recipe for you! I had these ingredients in the house after a weekend of making various appetizers and threw this together- was it ever good and it tastes even better the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the water on to boil for the pasta.
  2. Fry the sausage slices over medium heat in a large skillet (you need room for the sauce later).
  3. Remove the sausage from the pan (leave the grease).
  4. Fry the sliced onion until translucent.
  5. Lower the heat to medium low.
  6. Water should be boiling - add the pasta.
  7. Add the fresh garlic and fry for a minute.
  8. Add the spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, cayenne and simmer.
  9. Add slightly beaten eggs to the ricotta.
  10. Mix in the spinach and 1/2 cup parmesan.
  11. Pasta should be slightly firm.
  12. Shred the cheese.
  13. Fill a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan half full with the drained pasta.
  14. Stir in the sauce (but leave about one cup for later).
  15. Sprinkle 1/8 cup parmesan across.
  16. Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella across.
  17. Spread out the sausage evenly across.
  18. Spread the spinach mixture across.
  19. Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella across.
  20. Spread the rest of the sauce across.
  21. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  22. Add any remaining parmesan and mozzarella and then cook until it is melted (mine started to brown).
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Suggested low fat or vegetarian version: Replace the sausage with chickpeas by first processing 1 can (19 fl oz) to the same consistency as hummus. Mix in with the tomato sauce. The chickpeas make the sauce slightly creamy tasting! This recepe is easy and bachelour friendly! Impress the ladies with your cooking skill.