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Sausage and Pasta Bake

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Give pasta a kick with this hearty dish, with Cajun flavors and spicy canned beans and tomatoes.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked penne pasta (5 oz)
1/2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1
cup vegetable juice
1
can (15 to 16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
1
can (14.5 oz) zesty chili-style diced tomatoes, undrained

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to pan; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Remove from heat. Stir in oregano and Cajun seasoning.
  • 3 Stir sausage mixture into pasta. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until hot in center.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to pan; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Remove from heat. Stir in oregano and Cajun seasoning.
  • 3 Stir sausage mixture into pasta. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until hot in center.

Expert Tips

No Cajun seasoning? Chili powder will work, too.

Change the look of this casserole by using a different pasta shape such as shells or rotini.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
1470mg
61%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
8g
33%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
18g
18%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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