Sausage and Pasta Bake

Give pasta a kick with this hearty dish, with Cajun flavors and spicy canned beans and tomatoes.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    390
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    1470mg
    1470%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    58g
    58%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    18g
    18%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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