A few weeks ago I had bought a 3-pack of chicken apple sausages from Sam’s Club. Each pack had 5 sausages in it, so I used one pack for each meal; one of them happened to be this pasta bake! Pasta is an absolute staple in this house; I’d tell you Allison likes it, but really she just likes spaghetti noodles (and only sometimes). The great thing about pasta bakes is that they’re so versatile; you can add as many or as few things to it as you want, and it still turns out amazing! I used what I had in the pantry to make this, and it was a delicious dinner that made tons of leftovers.
First, spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Cook a box of rotini pasta in boiling water until just done, then add to the dish.
Next, add the chopped sausages and 1 jar of pasta sauce. I actually had leftover sauce from a previous recipe that I just added to this! Re-purposing food is awesome.
Mix the three ingredients together, and sprinkle one cup (or two if you like it cheesy!) of mozzarella cheese on top, then 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
I’ll admit, I’d never had chicken apple sausage before. It was a little sweet, which was to be expected, but it was delicious! Next time I may buy a different kind, like the garlic and mozzarella (I think?) ones they have!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.