Baked Smoked Sausage Pasta

Baked Smoked Sausage Pasta from Kathrynseppamaki.com #realfood #glutenfree

This yummy gem actually came one night when I was in a bit of a jam. I knew that I needed to make something from supper, but I didn’t have any meat thawed and really didn’t want to have to go to the store to buy anything! I happened to have some smoked sausage in the freezer and so I threw the package into a little water bath to thaw it and whipped this together. It’s super simple and you can modify it some to suit your tastes.

For mine, I used a spicy smoked sausage that has a bit of a kick. You can also use kielbasa and can do either pork or chicken sausage. I do recommend that you use an uncured sausage for this. If you can find a local farm that makes it…even better!

I also made this gluten free by using brown rice pasta. I topped this with cheddar cheese, but you can use any type of block cheese that you’d like. Some suggestions would be cheddar, Monterrey Jack, mozzarella, Colby. I do recommend shredding your own to avoid the cellulose used in pre-shredded cheese as a way to keep it from clumping.

I was really surprised at how tasty and filling this was! I will definitely make it again soon!

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Baked Smoked Sausage Pasta

This dish is simple to make and can be made spicy or mild depending on your taste.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound brown rice pasta penne or rotini
  • 1 pound uncured smoked sausage or kielbasa sliced thinly
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes organic preferred
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce organic preferred
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 8 oz shredded cheese cheddar, Colby, Monterrey Jack, mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. In a large bowl mix everything except the cheese until fully mixed.
  4. Pour into a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  5. Top with shredded cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes.

I have also made this recipe smaller so that it is perfect for one to two people.

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Baked Smoked Sausage for Two

Servings 2 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ lb smoked sausage
  • 3 oz pasta cooked according to package
  • ¼ cup onions
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp real salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix all ingredients except cheese in medium mixing bowl.
  3. Mix well
  4. Add to small casserole dish.
  5. Top with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes