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of spicy chicken sausage
mild chicken sausage
12 ounces rigatoni pasta (Pref wheat pasta) or 12 ounces
( Pref wheat pasta)
spicy tomato sauce
( torn or chopped into coarse pieces)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans
diced tomatoes, drained
red-hot chili pepper flakes
( cut into 6 slices and cube the rest)
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350°; lightly oil a 9 x 13 x 2 in baking dish.
Heat the olive oil in a heavy pot over med-low heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking them into clumps until browned. (10-12 min) Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender. (About 12 min) Drain well and add sausages along with marinara sauce, tomatoes, basil, oregano, pepper flakes, diced mozzarella, salt and pepper. Toss well. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and cover the top with the sliced mozzarella slices.
Bake until the cheese is melted and pasta is heated through. (About 20 min).
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Baked Spicy Chicken Sausage Pasta (cont.)