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Sausage and Pasta Bake

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Sausage and Pasta Bake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4
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Give pasta a kick with this hearty dish, with Cajun flavors and spicy canned beans and tomatoes.
Updated Nov 6, 2009

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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    No Cajun seasoning? Chili powder will work, too.
  • tip 2
    Change the look of this casserole by using a different pasta shape such as shells or rotini.

Nutrition Information

390 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 58g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
1470mg
61%
Potassium
950mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
8g
33%
Sugars
9g
Protein
18g
% 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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