Sausage and Mozzarella Pasta Bake

    Sausage and Mozzarella Pasta Bake


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    About this recipe: A super-hearty pasta dish that is packed full of flavour. Penne is tossed with sausagemeat in a tomato sauce, then topped with mozzarella before being baked to perfection.

    Serves: 6 

    • 340g penne pasta
    • 1 dessertspoon olive oil
    • 450g sweet Italian sausages, casings removed
    • 160g chopped onion
    • 125ml white wine
    • 425g passata
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes with garlic
    • 175g tomato puree
    • 225g grated mozzarella cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan. Place sausagemeat and onion in the frying pan and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Pour in wine and cook for 1 minute, stirring, to deglaze the pan. Stir in passata, chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss with cooked pasta and place in a 20x30cm baking dish. Sprinkle the top with mozzarella.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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    added a teaspoon of Italian herbs much better - 10 Jan 2017

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