Monday, November 5, 2012

Spicy Sausage and Pasta Bake

This is a hearty and delicious recipe. Perfect cold weather comfort food. And if you are a spicy food lover like I am, you will have to make this pasta!

Spicy Sausage and Pasta Bake
Serves 8
WW PP per serving=8
Cal, Carbs 35g, Fat 11g, Fiber 2g, Protein 17g

8 ounces mini penne pasta or elbow macaroni
12 to 16 ounces smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced (I used andouille chicken sausage)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can rotel
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Lightly coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta following package directions; drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan or skillet, cook the andouille sausage with onion until the onions are translucent. Transfer the sausage mixture to a plate and set aside.
Add the milk, chicken broth, and rotel. Bring to a simmer and then add cornstarch. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add half of the cheese and stir until melted. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed. Stir in the drained pasta and sausage mixture. Spoon into the prepared casserole. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the casserole.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is browned and casserole is bubbly. Enjoy!


  1. This looks really good and something my husband would love! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'd love to make this but do you think I could use non fat milk in this or would it make the sauce to thin?

    1. You could, but I think you would need to use cornstarch to thicken up the sauce.

  3. This looks SO good! I know my hubby would just love it! :-) Thanks so much for sharing at "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will join us again this week.

  4. This would be a great meal with a veggie and some sort of bread! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)


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