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As winter cold rages on, baked pasta makes for perfect cheesy comfort food


As winter cold rages on, baked pasta makes for perfect cheesy comfort food

Italian sausage and pepper baked pasta is the perfect cheesy comfort food for the winter.

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Serves: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

454g pkg. rigatoni pasta

1 tsp olive oil

2 hot Italian sausage links, thinly sliced

2 bell peppers, sliced

1/2 tsp hot chili flakes

2 3/4 cup or 680-ml can marinara sauce

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup thinly sliced basil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Cook pasta 1-2 minutes less than indicated, drain and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, cook sausage for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through, remove from pan and set aside. Add bell peppers, cook another 5 minutes. Add sausage, sauce and chill flakes back to pan. Toss cooked pasta with sauce, dump into 9×13″ oven-proof baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil, serve.