Sausage and Spinach Penne Casserole

Recipe by Tanya Pants
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the water on to boil for the pasta.
  • Fry the sausage slices over medium heat in a large skillet (you need room for the sauce later).
  • Remove the sausage from the pan (leave the grease).
  • Fry the sliced onion until translucent.
  • Lower the heat to medium low.
  • Water should be boiling - add the pasta.
  • Add the fresh garlic and fry for a minute.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, cayenne and simmer.
  • Add slightly beaten eggs to the ricotta.
  • Mix in the spinach and 1/2 cup parmesan.
  • Pasta should be slightly firm.
  • Shred the cheese.
  • Fill a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan half full with the drained pasta.
  • Stir in the sauce (but leave about one cup for later).
  • Sprinkle 1/8 cup parmesan across.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella across.
  • Spread out the sausage evenly across.
  • Spread the spinach mixture across.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella across.
  • Spread the rest of the sauce across.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Add any remaining parmesan and mozzarella and then cook until it is melted (mine started to brown).
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