Many of you know that I love Mexican food ….. Brian on the other hand, loves Italian food. Lucky for him, Italian would be my second choice! 😉
This Italian Sausage & Alfredo Pasta Bake is easy to make and is fairly economical. You could add other veggies if you’d like, but usually, I like to keep it pretty simple. I like to keep my veggies “noticeable” in this dish, however, feel free to make them smaller if you want.
A simple meal the whole family will love!
Italian Sausage & Alfredo Pasta Bake
Yield: 6-8 servings
1 lb. penne (or other pasta)
1 jar Alfredo sauce (or use homemade Alfredo sauce)
1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
1 tbsp. butter
½ cup red onion, chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
4 oz. Mushrooms, chopped
4-6 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13-in. baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown and crumble the sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain. Set the sausage aside.
In the same skillet, melt the butter. Saute the red onion and bell pepper for 2-3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to saute for an additional 2-3 minutes.
In a large bowl (or the same pan the pasta was cooked in), combine the pasta, sausage, veggies and Alfredo sauce. Mix well. Spread evenly into the prepared 9×13-in. pan. Top with Mozzarella cheese.
Bake 20-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the mixture is heated through. Serve immediately.