Sausage & Pasta Bake
Pat Tyler (inspired by Kraft Kitchens)

(pasta, sausage, zucchini, cheese)

Sausage & Pasta Bake
Sausage & Pasta Bake

Yield: 6 (1⅓ cup) servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 20 min


1½ C penne pasta, uncooked
1 lb Italian sausage
3 C halved zucchini slices
1 red pepper, chopped
1 4-oz can diced green chilis
1 4-oz can sliced ripe olives
1 C Classico Traditional Pizza Sauce (optional: use
     spaghetti sauce with added garlic, oregano, and olive oil)
1 C shredded cheddar
¼ C grated Parmesan cheese
Optional: add 1 can of diced tomatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  3. Crumble sausage into deep skillet; cook on med-high heat until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Drain; return sausage to skillet. (For link sausage: oven-roast, drain, or slice and cook in the skillet)
  4. Stir in vegetables and pizza sauce; cook 5-6 min or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture along with the cheese cubes. Mix lightly. Spoon into 13" X 9" baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  6. Bake 15-20 min or until heated through.