Make Ahead Italian Sausage and Pasta Bake Recipe

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Make Ahead Italian Sausage and Pasta Bake
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  1. Cut sausage into 1/2 inch chunks. I large skillet, brown sausage over medium-high heat, in batches and adding oil if necessary. Transfer sausage to a bowl.
  2. Pour off any fat from pan. Add onions, garlic and red pepper, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in pasta sauce, tomato sauce, basil, oregano and fennel seeds; bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Return sausage and any accumulated juices to pan; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until sausage is firm throughout.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 6 minutes, add spinach;cook for 1 minute. Drain well and return to pot. Add sausage mixture and provolone/mozzarella cheese; stir to combine well.
  4. Transfer to 2 greased 8-inch square baking dishes or 1 13x9-inch dish. Sprinkle with Asiago/parmesan cheese. Cover dish with greased foil, greased side down.
  5. To serve: Bake, covered with foil, in in 375 degree F. oven for 30 minutes or for 1 hour if from the refrigerator. This freezes beautifully (thaw in refrigerator before baking).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 645.4 Kcal (2702 kJ)
Calories from fat 391.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.5g 67%
Cholesterol 95.11mg 32%
Sodium 1225.21mg 51%
Potassium 325.9mg 7%
Total Carbs 23.04g 8%
Sugars 4.55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.46g 26%
Protein 34.36g 69%
Vitamin C 24.2mg 40%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 604.3mg 60%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 175.03 Kcal (733 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.8g 67%
Cholesterol 25.79mg 32%
Sodium 332.27mg 51%
Potassium 88.38mg 7%
Total Carbs 6.25g 8%
Sugars 1.23g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1.75g 26%
Protein 9.32g 69%
Vitamin C 6.6mg 40%
Iron 0.3mg 7%
Calcium 163.9mg 60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.7
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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