Yield
10 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 3

While pasta cooks, remove casings from sausage. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage and onion; cook until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble. Add bell peppers and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in marinara sauce; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until peppers are tender.

Step 4

Drain pasta, and return to pan. Add pepper mixture; toss gently to coat. Divide pasta mixture evenly between 2 (11 x 7-inch) baking dishes coated with cooking spray.

Step 5

Place flour and salt in a medium saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook 3 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Pour 1 cup white sauce over each casserole; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Step 6

Freezer Friendly: This recipe makes two casseroles--enough for a crowd. Or serve one for a family meal and freeze the other for later. When you're ready, simply bake the frozen casserole, covered, at 425° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes.

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