Give pasta a kick with this hearty dish, with Cajun flavors and spicy canned beans and tomatoes.
cups uncooked penne pasta (5 oz)
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
teaspoon Cajun seasoning
cup vegetable juice
can (15 to 16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
can (14.5 oz) zesty chili-style diced tomatoes, undrained
Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to pan; set aside.
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.
Stir sausage mixture into pasta. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Cover with foil.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until hot in center.
No Cajun seasoning? Chili powder will work, too.
Change the look of this casserole by using a different pasta shape such as shells or rotini.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.