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Apr. 27th, 2013

Sausage-Infused Pasta al Forno

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pasta el forno pasta recipe
Photo Courtesy of Westside Market NYC
Thanks to Chef Maria Zoitas, the creative mind behind Westside Market NYC's "Maria's Homemade"— a line of yummy prepared foods sold exclusively in-house — we now have quite a few great recipes for pasta dishes and yes, we're adding another! This recipe for Pasta al Forno combines plenty of fresh Italian sausage, cooked pasta, and peas to create a cheesy baked delight.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound sweet or hot fresh Italian sausage. Remove sausage from casing, break up into pieces and sauté in a skillet until sausage loses its color.
  • 8 ounces pasta, such as ziti or penne, cooked and drained
  • 1, 25-ounce jar or homemade marinara sauce
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1, 10-ounce package frozen peas
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 6 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 tablespoons Pecorino Romano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions:

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Coat 2 1/2-quart baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.

While the pasta is cooking, combine marinara, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, peas, ricotta, 6 tablespoons Pecorino Romano, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Stir in pasta and sausage, and pour mixture into baking dish.

In a small bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Pecorino Romano and oil. Sprinkle over top of pasta.

Bake until hot, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Let pasta sit for 10 minutes before serving.
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