Pretty tasty but it seemed like a lot of work given the outcome. This is actually very similar to CL's Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese (November 2003), except that recipe is much simpler and (in our opinion) yummier.
Cheesy Pasta Bake
sukeedog Posted: 06/02/12
slocook1 Posted: 03/13/12
This type of hearty fare is one of my favorites though I'm no fan of ground turkey or turkey sausage so I substituted extra lean ground beef and regular Italian sweet sausage for the turkey products. I added some Italian seasonings to our tastes and since there is no such thing as a thin slice of cheese in my kitchen the mozzarella was about doubled and so was the Parmigiano-Reggiano. I skipped the low sodium marinara sauce for home made. Today was pot luck lunch day at work and there were lots of compliments and no left overs. I'll definitely make this again.
kkirch Posted: 09/04/12
made this for our Dining for Women group - it was a hit
beth38 Posted: 04/05/12
the whole family loved this recipe. Even my husband the meat lover.
cheerios019 Posted: 03/18/12
A nice hearty meal. First time I've used ground turkey & turkey sausage and I couldn't even tell! A little time consuming for a busy weeknight but I'm guessing it will freeze fairly well. A great lighter option for a potluck or large family meal!
peirrac Posted: 04/14/12
I used ground beef and sausage instead of the turkey. Good recipe. The sauce makes all the difference in the world. I used regular Prego and Ragu. It tasted too much like spaghetti because of the sauce I used. I will be making it again, using a better quality sauce.
Eggcellent Posted: 03/12/12
We thought it was pretty good for a busy week night.
veryslowcook Posted: 01/10/14
I expected a semi-boring casserole but we really like it. I made a few changes. I used 60% of ingredient amounts and cooked it in an 8" square dish, which was perfect for 2 people. The only meat I used was 8oz spicy pork sausage. Instead of red wine, used porter beer to deglaze the pan, as my homemade marinara already had red wine in it. Subbed one frozen ice cube of homemade pesto for the fresh basil.
westlick7 Posted: 03/08/14
So hearty and delicious you can't even tell it's healthy unless you're the one that cooked it!
KimberlieL Posted: 02/03/14
Agree with the other reviews that it's good but not great. I used whole wheat pasta and I doubled the amount of crushed red pepper after reading other reviews that it was bland.
JLBrooks321 Posted: 07/03/14
I thought this was a great dish! Ok, so I used chorizo instead of turkey sausage, because that's what I had, but I tried to drain as much of the fat as possible. Like any baked pasta, there are a few steps so it does take a while to make but the bake time is only 25 minutes, so it was about an hour for me to cook start to finish. Really hearty and good- and plenty of leftovers.