Pasta al forno (baked pasta)

Pasta Al Forno (baked Pasta)

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Erin Byrnes

By
@travelbugger

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Pasta al forno (baked pasta)

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pasta al forno (baked pasta)

Course/Dish: Turkey Pasta
Regional Style: Italian



Show 2 Comments & Reviews

20 Breakfast Casserole Recipes

20 Breakfast Casserole Recipes


We love a good breakfast casserole! Every bite is full of all our favorite breakfast foods – eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, ham, veggies, potatoes, and more. Not to mention, these casseroles are easy to make and feed the whole family.

27 New Salmon Recipes to Try

27 New Salmon Recipes to Try


Salmon is one of our favorite types of fish. Not only is it a great source of protein, but it’s also high in vitamins, helps regulate hormones, and protects brain health. Delicious, healthy and versatile, we love grilled, air-fried, baked, and sautéed salmon for dinner. Whether it is on top of a salad or served […]

Lemon Desserts To Turn a Bad Day Around

Lemon Desserts To Turn a Bad Day Around


When life hands you lemons, skip the lemonade and make a dessert. Tart, tangy, and sweet, they’re a scrumptious way to end a meal. We know dessert can turn a bad day around. When you add bright and refreshing lemon flavor to the recipe, we promise they’ll be smiles all around.