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Make a baked pasta dish  that's sure to satisfy the hunger of friends and family alike. Baked Italian recipes are great for hearty one-dish dinners or on-the-go casserole deliveries to new moms or ailing friends.

Risë Minton
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2008

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add bell pepper and next 6 ingredients (through salt) to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until bell pepper is tender. Stir in tomato sauce. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add pasta to pan, tossing gently to coat. Spoon pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Stir in mozzarella and goat cheese; sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes or until bubbly and top is browned.

  • Wine note: I find whole wheat pasta often tastes best with red wine, which underscores the earthiness of the hearty pasta. And, of course, red wine and sausage is a match made in heaven. Try a Tuscan red: Villa Antinori Toscana. It's a little richer and fuller than Chianti; the 2004 is $ —Karen MacNeil

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 5.8g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 1g; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 38.9g; fiber 4.9g; cholesterol 47mg; iron 3mg; sodium 641mg; calcium 211mg.
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