Sausage, Peppers and Pasta Casserole

"A hearty dish for a cold winters night that will feed a crowd! Use all sweet or all hot sausage if you prefer."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.



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