Easy Chicken Sausage & Macaroni Casserole

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. chicken sausage, casings removed
  • 8 ounces uncooked DeLallo whole wheat elbows
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 – 14.5 ounces can of petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, the homemade works too
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups water

Directions

1. Oven is preheated to 350°Fahrenheit.
2. Add sausage in a large deep non-stick skillet, brown over high heat until cooked through. Season with a pinch of salt and cut into chunks while cooking. Transfer to a dish and leave aside.
3. In the skillet, add olive oil, lower heat to medium and then add onions, garlic, and peppers; sauté about 6 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
3. Bring back the sausage to the skillet with the remaining ingredients except the pasta and cheese.
4. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
5. In order to cover the bottom of a 9×13 pan, add just enough of the sausage and vegetable mixture .
6. Then, cover with uncooked pasta. Pour the remaining sauce mixture evenly over the top and top with cheese.
7. Before baking about 50-55 minutes, cover with foil. Take out of the oven and let aside covered for 15 minutes.

Nutritional information

Servings: 8 | Size: 1 1/4 cups

  • Calories: 326
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carb: 32 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 574 mg
  • Cholesterol: 61 mg

Inspired From Skinnytaste

Points +: 8 | Smart Points: 8

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