Cheesy Sausage & Pepper Pasta Bake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #36097

December 16, 2020

"This is out of a Woman's Day can make this ahead, stopping just before baking...Cook straight from the fridge..."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (404.6 g)
  • Calories 892.1
  • Total Fat - 48.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 97.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1455.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 79.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.6 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 36.9 g
  • Calcium - 553.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat large oven-safe skillet on medium. Add sausage and cook, breaking up into small pieces until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 2

Add oil to skillet, then onion and red pepper, and thyme. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes (and their juices) and 2 cups water, then stir in pasta. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes (pasta should still have just a slight bite or tightness).

Step 4

Remove for heat and fold in sausage and 1/3 cup each Cheddar and Gruyere. Top with remaining cheese and bake until bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan and parsley if desired.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


This was easy to make and everyone enjoyed it. The only thing that I did differently was to add Italian seasoning instead of the thyme. My SIL had 3 helpings so he enjoyed it too. lol. I forgot the garnishes that were on my cutting board......but added them after we started eating. lol. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper, Teresa.


review by:
(8 Feb 2023)


This will definitely go into regular rotation at my home. As simple as this dish is to make, it turned out quite tasty and filling. What sold me on this recipe the most is that the ingredient list includes Sweet Italian Sausage as a main ingredient (we love it and try to always have it on hand for last-minute casserole ideas, etc). And it worked quite well in this recipe. I served it with some warm dinner rolls, and it made for a great dinner. Thanks, Teresa!


review by:
(6 Jun 2022)

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