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Cheesy Pasta Bake With Sausage

Tangy tomato sauce, spicy Italian Sausage and lots of cheese together make this pasta bake delicious and a perfect dinner. You can make the prep ahead or in case of leftovers, it really freezes well.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Baking Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 588kcal


  • 300 grams Short Pasta
  • 2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 500 grams Italian Sausage
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 1 24 oz Pasta Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1.5 cups Mozzarella Cheese shreded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper


  • Bring a big pot water to boil. Season well with salt. Cook pasta as per package instruction.
  • Reserve 1 cups of pasta water. Drain pasta and keep it aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and garlic. Saute for 1 minute, until onion has softened.
  • Add crumbled Italian sausage to the pan. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  • When the sausage is no longer pink and starts to brown, add pasta sauce, tomato paste, seasoning, 1 cup pasta water, salt and pepper. Stir and let it simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add half of the mozzarella cheese, cooked pasta to the pan. Gently stir everything.
  • Transfer into an ovenproof 9x13" (3 quarts) baking dish. Sprinkle rest of the cheese on top.

  • Cover with a lightly greased piece of foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese looks bubbly and small brown spots appear.
  • Sprinkle fresh parsley on top and serve.



Prep ahead instruction and freezing instruction given above the recipe in the post.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1070mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg