Cheesy Sausage Casserole
Cheesy Sausage Casserole
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
My Cheesy Sausage Casserole is a yummy winter comfort food full of hearty goodness with hot sausage and vegetables immersed in a seasoned tomato-cream sauce and blanketed with mozzarella cheese.
Course: Entree
Keyword: casseroles, Cheesy Sausage Casserole
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 box 16-oz. of your favorite form of pasta like penne, elbow or ziti macaroni
  • 1 lb. of hot Italian sausage links without casing, cut into small pieces
  • 2 medium carrots peeled, cut into thin pieces and cooked
  • 2 celery stalks cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1-28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoons of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoons of dried basil leaves
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil for browning vegetables
Recipe Notes

Cook your carrots first to soften.

While the carrots are cooking, put on pot for boiling your pasta.

Brown your chopped onion and celery in the olive oil until golden brown.

Peel the casing off your sausage and cut into small pieces. Add this to your pot with the vegetables.

Next, add the can of crushed tomatoes and seasonings and heat through with the sausage pieces and vegetables.

In the meantime, mix the flour with the milk until well combined before adding to the cooked vegetables, sausage and tomato mixture.

Cook slightly to help thicken it along before stirring in your drained pasta and placing in a large pot or casserole that you cover with a lid or aluminum foil.

Top the casserole with one cup of mozzarella cheese before covering and placing in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.

ENJOY!