Cheesy Sausage Pasta

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Pasta and sausage in a rich tomato pasta sauce is topped with an abundance of cheese to create this Cheesy Sausage Pasta.

Everything bakes and melts together to create an irresistible dinner for any cheese or pasta lover!

Cheesy Sausage Pasta

Cheesy Baked Pasta

Is there a kid in the world who doesn’t love a cheesy pasta dinner? My kids enjoy cheesy pasta and honestly, the more cheese the better.

We are big fans of mac and cheese here and my kids would probably choose that for their dinner any night of the week.

Much like the Stuffed Pepper Skillet, adding cheese to the dish makes it infinitely more appealing.

To be honest, this recipe is seriously delicious before any cheese is added at all. But the cheese? It does make it even tastier.

Taco Soup and Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are a couple more dinners that are awesome with extra cheese.

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this {Six Ingredient} BBQ Meatloaf and the result is every bit as delicious as the much more complicated traditional recipes.

Want your kids to eat more vegetables? This Broccoli with Cheese Sauce by Dinner at the Zoo is a recipe they won’t be able to resist.

Sausage Pasta Bake

Baked Pasta with Sausage

Adding sausage to a simple dish like this one adds a whole lot of flavor with minimal effort.

I like using breakfast sausage (the hot sausage variety is my first choice) for the abundance of spices that are already there, but any sausage you like will work here.

ultra cheese pasta with sausage and mushrooms

While I absolutely love this with mushrooms added to the skillet, my kids can take them or leave them. They’re optional though, so feel free to add them or not.

This is also delicious with sautéed bell peppers and/or onions added.

Super cheesy baked pasta with sausage

Cheesy Sausage Pasta

  1. Cook the pasta until it is al dente. (Take care not to overcook.) Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water to stop it from continuing to cook while it cools.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, cook and crumble the sausage in a large deep skillet. Add the garlic cloves and continue cooking until fragrant. Add the spaghetti sauce, stir and bring to a simmer. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to mix throughout. Sprinkle with 2 cups of cheese, stir to combine. Top with an additional 2 cups of cheese.
  4. Bake until the cheese has thoroughly melted and the edges are bubbling, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.
Cheesy Pasta with Sausage

I’m all in favor of EASY dinner ideas for busy weeknights. These Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs are another awesomely easy dinner option you’ll want to try!

Cheesy Pasta with Sausage

Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake

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Pasta and sausage in a rich tomato pasta sauce is topped with an abundance of cheese to create this Cheesy Sausage Pasta.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 16 ounces bite-size pasta
  • 1 lb spicy Italian or hot breakfast sausage
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 26 ounces spaghetti sauce (use your favorite – homemade or store-bought)
  • kosher salt, adjust to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta until it is al dente. (Take care not to overcook.) Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water to stop it from continuing to cook while it cools.
  • While the pasta is boiling, cook and crumble the sausage in a large deep skillet. Add the garlic cloves and continue cooking until fragrant. Add the spaghetti sauce, stir and bring to a simmer. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to mix throughout. Sprinkle with 2 cups of cheese, stir to combine. Top with an additional 2 cups of cheese.
  • Bake until the cheese has thoroughly melted and the edges are bubbling, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 655kcal · Carbohydrates: 65g · Protein: 31g · Fat: 30g · Saturated Fat: 12g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 84mg · Sodium: 1365mg · Potassium: 811mg · Fiber: 4g · Sugar: 8g · Vitamin A: 1052IU · Vitamin C: 13mg · Calcium: 233mg · Iron: 3mg
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