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Creamy Sausage Pasta Bake
Prep Time
10 hrs
Cook Time
20 hrs
Total Time
1 d 6 hrs
 

Creamy Sausage Pasta Bake, a delicious pasta dinner recipe that is ready in about 30 minutes. A big hit with kids and grown-ups alike, this easy Italian dish is so flavourful and comforting.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta bake recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 423 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fusilli pasta
  • 1 cup sausage meat (or 6 sausages)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400 g, 13 oz)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup double cream (heavy cream)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley or basil
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

  2. Heat up the oil in a pan over a medium heat, add the sausage meat and use a wooden spoon to break the meat.

  3. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic, chopped tomatoes, chopped pepper, seasoning, herbs and a quarter of a cup of the water in which the pasta is cooking.

  4. Put the lid on, and leave to cook for 10 minutes or so until the sauce is reduced.

  5. Add the cream, and add the cooked and drained pasta.

  6. Transfer everything to an oven-proof dish, top with grated cheese and bake at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  7. Top with fresh chopped parsley or basil.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Sausage Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 609mg25%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2045IU41%
Vitamin C 41.4mg50%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.