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Kielbasa Pasta Bake

Servings 6 to 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 (10oz) bag fresh spinach, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz pasta
  • 1 (12oz) package Kielbasa or Turkey/Chicken Sausage, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot, heat oil. Saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, herbs and seasonings. Add half & half and spinach; stir until spinach welts. Simmer and keep warm, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook noodles 1 minute under al dente. Fold noodles into the sauce, add sausage and 1 cup of mozzarella; stir well. Pour mixture into a greased 13x9-inch pan. Top with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and ½ cup of parmesan cheeses.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 30 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly, the cheese browns, and everything is heated through.

Notes

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