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Three-Cheese Baked Pasta

4 servings
Prep info
15 min prep + 20 min cook + 7 min bake
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
42 minutes
Time required
42 minutes
Oven preheat
Mains - Misc


  • 150 g penne
  • 1 T oil
  • 1 T butter
  • 8 oz sausage
  • 1 c finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 T dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 t crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 t black pepper
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 10 grape or cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 minced garlic cloves
  • 142 g tomato paste
  • water (or broth, as needed)
  • 3/4 c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c shredded red leicester
  • 1/4 c grated parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Cook pasta until nearly done. Drain and keep warm.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and oil. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add bell pepper, Italian seasoning, red pepper, black pepper, salt, tomatoes, and garlic to pan; saute 6 minutes or until bell pepper is tender.

4. Stir in tomato sauce. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

5. Add pasta to pan, tossing gently to coat. Spoon pasta mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Stir in mozzarella and goat cheese; sprinkle with parmesan.

6. Bake at 350F for 7 minutes or until bubbly and top is browned.


SJ Note 5 Sept 2009: Really good, yummy.  A meal by itself for two, or serves four with sides.  We froze the leftovers tonight; will see how it does to thaw and reheat later.

SJ Note 18 Sept 2010: Did not freeze well.  The pasta went a bit mushy, which was to be expected, but the flavor also deteriorated.  Do not freeze.