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bowties with sausage and ricotta sauce

Recipe by
Mikekey *
Seattle, WA

A quick and easy casserole for a weeknight dinner. Serve with garlic bread and steamed broccoli, or a green salad.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For bowties with sausage and ricotta sauce

  • 1 lb
    (4 links) italian sausage
  • 8 oz
    bowtie pasta, uncooked
  • 8 oz
    sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tsp
    dried italian seasonig
  • 15 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 15 oz
    ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 c
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
    shredded italian cheese blend (or just mozzarella)

How To Make bowties with sausage and ricotta sauce

  • 1
    Cook sausages in a bit of oil, in a large skillet, until just barely done (they will finish cooking in oven). Remove to a plate.
  • 2
    Cook pasta in boiling water according to package instructions. Drain.
  • 3
    In same skillet, saute mushrooms (add more oil if needed) until lightly browned. Stir in rosemary and Italian seasoning.
  • 4
    Add tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in onion and garlic powders. Stir in ricotta and cook, stirring, until ricotta is incorporate into tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in water, as needed, to thin sauce to desired consistency.
  • 5
    Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place drained pasta in casserole. Place sausages across top of pasta.
  • 6
    Pour sauce over pasta and sausages. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, about 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Srpinkle cheese blend over to and bake another 10 minutes, until cheese in melted and bubbly.
  • 8
    Place one sausage and some pasta on each plate.

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