Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
A hearty dish for a cold winters night that will feed a crowd! Use all sweet or all hot sausage if you prefer.
- pasta dough or 1 lb spaghetti
- 3 cups Perruso's spaghetti and meatballs sauce (or your own recipe)
- 1 lb sweet Italian sausage link, casings removed
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed
- 3 green peppers, cored,seeded and sliced lengthwise
- 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and skiced lengthwise
- 1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like)
- Butter a 13x9 baking dish.
- In a large stockpot boil salted water.
- Prepare pasta if using fresh and boil for 4 minutes OR boil the dry pasta for 10 minutes.
- For either drain when done and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Meanwhile cook sausage over medium heat, around 8 minutes or until fully cooked.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and add to spaghetti.
- Add bell peppers to drippings and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients to pasta and toss well.
- Pour into casserole dish.
- Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
- Serve with a green salad and bread sticks.
Delicious! This recipe was very easy to prepare & very filling. My husband HATES leftovers but took this casserole in his lunch for 3 days after I made it!! I used meatless spaghetti sauce & turkey sausage. I had to use ziti because I didn't have any spaghetti on hand & after 30 minutes, it seemed like the pasta was drying out. So, I poured some plain tomato sauce on the casserole & sprinkled with a mixture of cheddar & mozzarella for the last 15 minutes of baking time.
This is a very hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dish. It's really pretty easy to put together, and leftovers reheat very well, although we added more seasonings. I had no spaghetti, so used penne. I added additional mozzarella, (actually, I put a layer of the pasta mix in my pan, then a layer of mozzarella, then a sprinkle of mozzarella on top), a can of diced tomatoes (because we like our pasta very tomatoey), and a few sprinkles of Italian seasonings. Kids and adults alike really enjoyed this dish. Next time, I would add garlic, more Italian seasonings (basil, oregano), even more cheese, and some parmesan as well. Everyone agreed that this was a 4-almost-5 star dish. Thanks for the recipe, DiB's.