L cheesy hot italian sausage pasta bake

Cheesy Hot Italian Sausage Pasta BakeRecipe Card

Cheesy Hot Italian Sausage Pasta Bake
Recipe card - step by step recipe instructions

1Cook the pasta till just before al dente
2Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process
3Over medium high heat, saute garlic until fragrant
4Add sausage and stir to break up lumps. Cook until sausage is browned, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess fat
5Add in marinara sauce, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sugar and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine. Simmer for 2 minutes
6Combine the pasta with the meat sauce, 1½ cups mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Stir to mix
7Spoon pasta mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish
8Top with remaining mozzarella cheese
9Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes
10Broil at 450 degrees F for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown
11Serve hot

Cheesy Hot Italian Sausage Pasta Bake
Recipe Card - ingredients

16 oz. pasta
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 lb. hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup marinara sauce
15 oz. fire roasted tomatoes
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2½ cups mozzarella, shredded and divided
½ cup Parmesan, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste