Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

How’s everything going for you this week? It’s fall already but the weather is still pretty warm in San Diego. Nonetheless we are getting ready for Halloween.  My kids are so excited for trick or treating and have their Halloween costumes all set. We may go to Legoland as they have a ‘Brick or Treat’ event going on.

I made this baked pasta with sausage and vegetables yesterday. Very simple ingredients, with a couple of extra steps here and there but still pretty easy to make. The important key to making a better baked pasta is to intentionally undercook pasta in its boiling phase, as it will continue to cook in the oven (especially when it goes into a sauce).

Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

Tips to Make a Better Baked Pasta 

  1. Use the right noodle such as ziti, rigatoni, riccioli, or rocchetti.
  2. Undercooked your pasta. Cook your pasta for about 5 minutes before draining it well and tossing it in the sauce
  3. Combine two sauces and cheeses
  4. Baking it steadily at 350 degrees
  5. Let It Rest for 5 – 10 minutes Before Digging In (source Bon Appetite)


Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables Recipe and How to Cook

Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables
Author: Posh Journal
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • 3 Zucchinis cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 Medium Onion cut into bite-size strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon herb de provence
  • Pasta
  • 2 cups of uncooked ziti or penne pasta
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/3 cup of additional grated parmesan and asiago for topping
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Sausage
  • 1 inch package of Italian Sausage cut into 2- pieces, thinly sliced (casings removed)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  2. On a baking sheet, toss the zucchini, onion, red bell pepper with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and herb de provence. Roast for about 15 minutes
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, then cook pasta for about 5 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink.
  5. Mix pasta, roasted vegetables and sausage in a bowl. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt ,1/2 teaspoon pepper then add sauce and cheese.
  6. Pour all ingredients into a baking pan, top with grated parmesan, asiago and butter. Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes or until the top cheese melts.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

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  • Reply
    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Oct 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I am from a big Italian family, so we ate sausages in our pasta sauce every Sunday. I like this recipe, though – it sounds yummy!

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      Oct 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      I am looking forward to trying out some of your recipes

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Oct 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    This looks so good! I love the addition of the veggies, too. I think my kids are going to love this.

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    Oct 21, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I love coming to your site you always make me want to eat my screen! This looks SO amazing! We have a date night tonight and I think this might be what we make.

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      Oct 21, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      well.. I enjoy all your recipes too! Always fun and creative

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      Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
      Oct 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

      I feel the same way! Her recipes are always so mouthwatering 🙂

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    Shasta Walton
    Oct 21, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    This looks absolutely delish. We will definitely be trying this out!

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    Megan Elford
    Oct 22, 2015 at 1:44 am

    This is a gorgeous dish! I love the fact that you added zucchini and all the different cheeses. It sounds so yummy!

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 2:40 am

    This recipe looks amazing. I will be switching up my usual spaghetti dinners to try this instead!

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    Tiffany @ Daily Leisure
    Oct 22, 2015 at 4:12 am

    A new family meal that will probably be a favorite! My hubby likes anything that is spaghetti like, my kids love sausage, and I love that they are getting their veggies in!

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    Michelle Liew
    Oct 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Your tip on deliberately undercooking the pasta in its boiling phase is apt!! Will try this.

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    Anna C. (@annavintageowl)
    Oct 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

    That looks so delicious! I love pasta dishes so this will be perfect for me! 😀

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 11:18 am

    will now have a new recipe for my pre-marathon carbo-loading 🙂

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    michele d
    Oct 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Love pasta dishes! Your Italian sausage and roasted veggies looks so so good! Gotta try this out!

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    Mary Edwards
    Oct 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Pasta is a comfort food for me. I am going to try this out this weekend!

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    jenni Eaves
    Oct 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    This looks like a recipe I need to make! I love Italian Sausage and pasta.

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    That looks tasty. I love baked pasta. I am saving your recipe for later.

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    Amanda || Growing Up Madison
    Oct 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    yum yum! I’m a big fan of pasta and I occasionally add italian sausage to it. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

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    tara pittman
    Oct 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    This looks so yummy. baked pasta sounds good for dinner

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    This looks so good. I know my family would love to have this once a week!

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Oh wow! This is a really beautiful, hearty-looking fall meal. I’ll definitely be making it soon! My kids love pasta and sausage, and it seems like this recipe would be a great way to sneak the veggies in without them realizing they’re there. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I’m drooling! We love pasta and we also love Italian sausage. I can almost imagine how delicious that is.

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I have to make this!!!! I am so hungry now, this looks amazing!!! Yummy.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Oct 22, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I love that you roasted the veggies that you added in it. I bet that is super delicious!

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love your tips. I always undercook my pasta when I know I’ll be baking it afterwards. That makes a huge difference.

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I am really looking forward to trying some of your recipes. This roasted veggies dish looking amazing. I love baked pasta dishes! They make my life so much easier on week nights 🙂

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    Erin (@SugarCrumbs)
    Oct 22, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Amazing. Just amazing. This is one pasta dish that I’m looking forward to trying!

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    Beena Bandwalkar
    Oct 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Oh wow. this is so good for times when I don’t want to bother much but eat nice stuff… loving how yummy it looks!
    I’m probably making this today!

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    This is a pasta dish that my husband would love! Italian is one of our favorite food cuisines. I have problems getting him to eat all his veggies so this would be a great recipe for him to get in more vegetables.

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    One of my fall fave dishes, you did a great job with the picture of it too! Tres YUM 🙂

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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    Elizabeth O.
    Oct 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I love baked pasta… of any kind. Lol. That’s one of the best comfort food for me. So this dish is definitely in the bag!

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    Oct 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Oh yum! This is the kind of dish my family craves…has the meat that my husband loves and the pasta that my daughter relishes! Thanks for sharing this absolutely wonderful comfort food and simple to make recipe! I will definitely give it a try!

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    Oct 22, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    The kids will love this. A perfect family dinner.

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Looks so delicious….. I would love to try it with tofu

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    Shann Eva
    Oct 23, 2015 at 12:31 am

    That pasta looks amazing! Brick or Treat…how fun is that?! I want to go!

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    Ribas with Love
    Oct 23, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Hmm such a classic favorite recipe. Nicely done!

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    Everyday Sarah Jane
    Oct 23, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Pasta bakes are my favorite…this looks delicious!

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    Dawn McAlexander
    Oct 23, 2015 at 1:35 am

    This sounds like an absolutely fabulous dinner idea. I might have to try this sometime this week.

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    Amber NElson
    Oct 23, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Ok, that looks so good. I have to try this!

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    Claudette Esterine
    Oct 23, 2015 at 3:04 am

    That looks so tasty! Think I will get these ingredients this weekend!

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 4:03 am

    This dish looks comforting and delicious! Thanks for the pasta tips!

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 4:33 am

    That looks delicious, I need to pin this.

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    Dina Demarest
    Oct 23, 2015 at 4:59 am

    I love baked pasta dishes. They are simple and delicious. I love that I can do other things while they bake.

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    Kita Bryant
    Oct 23, 2015 at 5:04 am

    I love pasta …a little too much sometimes which is why I can’t come off this weigh. Of course I will diet after I try my hand at this recipe.

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Holy moly that looks delcious- so fresh and vibrant! Baked pasta dishe are my favorite!

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Yummy! I wanna grab this from my screen, I wish that I could do this on my own.

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Now I know what we’re having for dinner tonight. This looks so good!

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 8:52 am

    This looks good and it add the veggies. I would like to try this on weekend. thanks for this idea

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    You, Baby and I Blog
    Oct 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    This sounds like my kind of meal. We huge pasta fans and have it at least once a week. Definitely trying this.

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

    baked pasta sounds good. I want to taste this, OMG! also looks yummy and delicious.

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    Shaylee Field
    Oct 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    This looks SO good. I’m a pasta-aholic and anything baked is even better in my books!

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    My my that looks so good and easy! I am going to pin this for later 🙂 We are huge baked pasta fans and love it because it can fed so many!

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    oh my gosh you win! This looks absolutely delicious and I definitely am going to be trying it! I love pasta and italian sausage is one of my faves! I think this one will go over quite well with the fam and if not, who cares – more for me!

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    Oct 23, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    This is a savory, comforting Italian dish that my family will love. Thanks 🙂

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    Oct 23, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Awesome recipe! I love everything about it. Hoping to make this sometimes next week. =)

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    Eileen xo
    Oct 24, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Great recipe- I am such a fan of the veggies you added as well – this is a keeper, thank you for sharing

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    Oct 24, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Great meal for a cold night! Will have to make.

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    Oct 24, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Pasta and roasted veggies is always a wonderful combo, isn’t it? I think this sounds great.

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    Clarissa Esquivel
    Oct 24, 2015 at 2:08 am

    omg, you make your food look so tasty! Very creative and looks absolutely delicious!

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    Spatula in My Pocket
    Oct 24, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Looks delicious! And such as easy to follow recipe. Will make this soon.

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    Oct 24, 2015 at 3:07 am

    I love reading new recipes from people as it gives me such great ideas. I sometimes am at a loss what to make and I have to search for something new. Thanks for sharing.

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    Erika Ashley (@erikaislittle)
    Oct 24, 2015 at 3:17 am

    This looks delicious!

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    Susan Quackenbush
    Oct 24, 2015 at 3:35 am

    This looks like a fantastic recipe! My husband is a huge fan of Italian sausage, he uses it for his spaghetti quite often, but we haven’t tried a dish like this yet. I’ll definitely have to try it and see how it goes! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    katrina g
    Oct 24, 2015 at 3:39 am

    It looks so good, Maybe ill try to make it sometime.

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    Oct 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    This looks amazing, I’m adding this to my winter menu for sure. Yummers.

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    Oct 24, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    This looks yummy! I will have to find gluten-free pasta and try this.

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    Sandra @ Heavenly Home Cooking
    Oct 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    This looks SO delicious! Beautiful photos too. I love pasta so I’m pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing the baked pasta tips!

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    Oct 26, 2015 at 11:26 am

    This looks so so amazing. And the photos are gorgeous. I’m going to add this to my to do list this week and make it gluten free. Pinning now!

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    Oct 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Looks so yummy! thanks for sharing your recipe…

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    Oct 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Baked pasta dishes are my guilty pleasure… but not lasagna… its penne baked pastas all the way for me. Yours looks truly delicious and makes me realise I haven’t made baked pasta in a little while!

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    Take Two Tapas
    Oct 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Nothing more comforting than a big bowl of baked pasta! This is on the menu this week!

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    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Oct 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I have a similar recipe and it’s one of our favorite at home! Just looking at the ingredients here, I know this will be a winner! So much flavor, so much goodness! Delicious!

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    Krystal's Kitsch
    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Hello delicious! This looks REALLY good. I need to cook more with sausage.

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