Baked Pasta with Sausage

Noodles cooked with pasta, sausage, and marinara sauce… you can’t go wrong! If you’ve never cooked sausage before it’s just like cooking ground beef. Sausage is cooked in a skillet and it is done when it is no longer pink in the middle. 

Baked Pasta with Sausage

This dish comes together really quickly. You can get all the sausage cooked in the sauce while the noodles are boiling. I like to use my oven to melt the cheese but you can totally do this in a skillet if you don’t want to dirty up any extra dishes. Sprinkle some cheese on top of the pasta and put a lid on the pot and wait for the cheese to melt. 

Sausage is one of my favorite types of meat and I like any kind of it. Smoked, Italian, Spicy, you name it. It’s good in anything and if you are looking for a more WW friendly sausage then turkey is the way to go. You can use the other kinds if you prefer that, just use less of it than what the recipe calls. 

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks 

My recipe for Easy Cheesy Garlic breadsticks would be great to serve with this sausage pasta skillet. The recipe is made with the famous 2 ingredient dough recipe which is self-rising flour and Greek Yogurt. You simply roll the dough out flat like a pizza and brush garlic butter on top of it and mozzarella cheese. Bake the cheese sticks in the oven and cut the dough into breadsticks. 

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks Recipe 

How to make Baked Pasta with Sausage 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Heat oil in a large, deep skillet. Place sausage and onion in the skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.

Drain excess fat. Pour in chicken stock, and cook for 1 minute, stirring, to deglaze the pan. Stir in marinara sauce.  

Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss with cooked pasta, and place in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle top with mozzarella.

Baked Pasta with Sausage

Tips for Baked Pasta with Sausage

How long does penne pasta take to cook? The cooking time for pasta is 8 to 12 minutes. To see if the pasta is done cooking take one out of the pot and bite into it. Follow the back of the box for cooking instructions. 

What is penne pasta made of? Penne is a well-known variety of pasta made from Italy and you don’t have to go all the way to Italy to eat authentic pasta. Penne is made from Durum wheat. 

Can you cook pasta in the sauce? Pasta is typically boiled in water. If you are planning on boiling pasta in sauce use canned tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes. 

Sausage and Marinara Sauce: Any kind of sausage can be used here. Italian, Spicy, Turkey… use your favorite! Have a favorite marinara sauce recipe? Use that one as well. The store-bought sauce is just an easy short cut to use if you don’t want to make homemade pasta and dirty more dishes. 

Other Pasta Recipes 

Buffalo Chicken Baked Ziti 

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta 

Cheeseburger Pasta 

Italian Pasta Salad 

Creamy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta Salad 

One Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta 

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