Baked Bean Sausage Pasta Bake

Baked beans
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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1084 Calories
49g Fat
113g Carbs
50g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1084
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 22g 109%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 1382mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 113g 41%
Dietary Fiber 18g 65%
Protein 50g
Calcium 662mg 51%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a really hearty and rich casserole recipe made with convenience foods. It's perfect for the meat-and-potatoes crowd because it's so satisfying.

You can use any kind of sausage you'd like in this easy recipe. I prefer using cooked sausages because I can skip a step. But if you want to use uncooked sausages, put them in a pan with a bit of water and brown them. Turn the sausages occasionally so they brown on all sides. When they are cooked, slice them and continue with the recipe.

Serve this recipe with something cool and crisp, like a fresh green salad tossed with sliced mushrooms and cubed avocados. For dessert, an apple pie would be perfect.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Gemelli pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound Polish sausage, sliced 1/2" thick
  • 1 (16-ounce) can baked beans, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until just barely al dente; drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté and stir until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the sliced sausage and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer.

  3. Stir in the baked beans, tomato sauce, mustard, and ketchup and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cooked and drained pasta and 1/2 cup of the cheese.

  4. Pour the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and hot. Serve immediately.