Sausage and Pasta Bake

Sausage and Pasta Bake

Give pasta a kick with this hearty dish, with Cajun flavors and spicy canned beans and tomatoes.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

1 1/2
cups uncooked penne pasta (5 oz)
1/2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1
cup vegetable juice
1
can (15 to 16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
1
can (14.5 oz) zesty chili-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to pan; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir sausage mixture into pasta. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until hot in center.
Makes 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 1470mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.