Pasta Al Forno (baked Pasta) Recipe

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Pasta al forno (baked pasta)

Erin Byrnes

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@travelbugger

An easy, delicious baked pasta dish using turkey sausage in lieu of pork or beef.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

1
large can whole peeled plum/roma tomatoes, pureed in food processor or blender
1/2 lb
turkey sausage, skin/casing removed
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
4 clove
garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp
fennel seed
1
bay leaf
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 lb
pasta, penne or ziti
1 c
peas
1 c
good quality grated parmesan
1 Tbsp
dried oregano
1 Tbsp
dried basil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium sauce pot heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Sautee garlic until aromatic. Add tomato paste and dissolve slightly. Add fennel seed, sautee about 30 seconds until aromatic then add turkey breaking it up with a fork or wooden spoon. Cook turkey until browned. Add pureed tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano and basil. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes over low heat. Add peas and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
2
Cook pasta according to package directions, just slightly under al dente. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
3
Combine pasta and sauce in casserole dish and top with grated cheese. Bake for 40 minutes or until heated through.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian