Baked Pasta With Sausage and Tomato Pesto

Recipe by Velouria
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the sausage and onion.
  • Cook, breaking sausage up with a spoon, for about 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring frequently to cook onion evenly.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add marinara sauce and reduce heat to medium.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Stir in pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Cook penne in a large pot of salted boiling water for about 10 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Drain well.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Oil a 9-x-13-inch baking dish.
  • Spread a thin layer of sauce over bottom of dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta with remaining sauce, the Gouda or mozzarella, 1/3 cup of the Parmesan, and spinach, mixing well.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared dish and sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup Parmesan over top.
  • Bake for about 30 minute or until casserole begins to bubble and cheese is browned.
  • Serve hot.
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