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kielbasa pasta casserole ii

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

I like kielbasa and a good casserole, and this is a delicious win win. This is basically a nicely seasoned spaghetti without the long pasta and made with flavorful kielbasa instead of a meat sauce. Since I have made some changes to this version, I could not honestly comment on the original Kielbasa Pasta Casserole recipe listed so I posted my version.

yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For kielbasa pasta casserole ii

  • 500 g
    dry ziti pasta, or penne, (1 lb)
  • 1 kg
    kielbasa, cut into 1/4 inch slices, (2 lbs)
  • 1
    bell pepper, your choice of color, diced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 jar
    spaghetti sauce, about 40-54 oz)
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    italian bread crumbs, divided
  • 250 g
    monterey jack cheese, shredded, (8 oz / 2 cups)

How To Make kielbasa pasta casserole ii

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil then cook the pasta until tender, drain.
  • 2
    After starting the water, preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) and get out a 9x13 baking dish.
  • 3
    Also after the water is starting to heat, heat a non stick pan on medium heat and when hot, add the sliced kielbasa and bell pepper. Brown the sausage, stirring them often. When the sausage is starting to brown, the pepper should be softened.
  • 4
    After draining the pasta, return it to the same pot, then drain any liquid from the sausage and add to the pasta, and add the spaghetti sauce, oregano, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper, and 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs to the pasta. Start with less spaghetti sauce than what is stated and add more as desired to your liking. I used 54 oz of sauce which was perfect.
  • 5
    Mix together then pour into the baking dish and spread out evenly.
  • 6
    Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, then the cheese.
  • 7
    Bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is starting to turn golden brown.
  • Kielbasa Pasta Casserole II
    Serve and enjoy.

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