Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

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Author: Posh Journal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  • 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
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, then cook pasta for about 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Mix pasta, roasted vegetables and sausage in a bowl. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt ,1/2 teaspoon pepper then add sauce and cheese.
  • 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.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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