Pasta and sausages are always a hit here at home. It’s one of the kids’ favorite foods, and one of the new favorites is this sausage pasta bake with bell peppers. It’s easy to make, and it tastes wonderful. Read on and get our recipe.
Kid-Friendly Pasta with Sausages
Pasta dishes are always a hit at home among the whole family. It tastes absolutely fantastic, and we adults love that it’s so easy to make. You just need to slice and prepare it, then put it in the oven until the pasta is cooked. In the meantime, you can play with the kids or take care of other things.
We like to involve the kids in the kitchen, and in this dish, you can have them help by cutting sausages and bell peppers. They can do this from a young age, and it doesn’t need to be neatly or precisely sliced.
This is the kind of dish our kids often request when we make our meal plan. Because they just love pasta and sausages, don’t most kids? This pasta dish is the easy way to do it, and once it’s in the oven, it takes care of itself.
Sausages – We often use sausages from a jar in our dishes. It’s easy, and it’s sausages that the kids love. So, that’s what we do. If you’d prefer to use different sausages, go ahead. Use the ones you like best.
Pasta – We mainly use penne pasta for pasta bakes. They turn out delicious when baked, and they can soak up a lot of the delicious sauce flavor, and you get a little more sauce because of the hole in the middle. Of course, you can use other types of pasta if you prefer.
Vegetables – We use red bell peppers here. Our kids love red bell peppers. But you can use all sorts of vegetables and also use the dish as a “clean out the fridge” meal, where you put the week’s leftover vegetables in the dish with pasta and sausages. Only your imagination sets the limit.
How to make sausage pasta bake?
It’s so easy to make a delicious pasta dish with sausages and bacon, and it takes a very short time to prepare it. First, you need to chop onions and garlic, and at the same time, fry bacon in a pan. Then, add onions and garlic and sauté them, and then add spices, chopped tomatoes, cream, and stock, and let the sauce simmer.
In a large dish, place uncooked pasta, diced bell peppers, sausage slices, and finally, the hot sauce. The dish should now be covered with foil and placed in the oven until the pasta is cooked. Finally, remove the foil, add cheese on top, and then the dish should go in the oven again for a quick round. After that, the dish is ready to serve.
Enjoy it with a large platter of raw vegetables or a green salad.
Find the full recipe further down this page.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can use the sausages that you and your family like best. Cocktail sausages also work well for this dish.
Yes, you can. You can reheat the leftovers in the microwave the next day; it still tastes great on the second day.
Yes, you can use the vegetables that you like best. You can also use all the leftover vegetables that you haven’t used during the week for this dish.
Other pasta recipes you might like
- Vegetarian pasta bake
- Chicken Pesto Pasta salad
- Mexican pasta bake
- Pasta salad with chicken and bacon
Tips and tricks for the recipe
- Use the vegetables you have left in the fridge or the ones your kids love.
- Serve with a salad or just as it is.
Do you love pasta bakes?Then you should also try our recipe for Mexican pasta bake
Recipe for baked pasta with sausages
This pasta dish with sausages, bacon, and bell peppers in a creamy tomato/cream sauce is a wonderful everyday meal. It’s a dish we often enjoy at home because our kids absolutely love it.
It’s wonderfully uncomplicated to eat, and along with a large platter of raw vegetables, we’re sure that everyone will be full and happy. We hope you’ll also feel like trying to serve this dish to your family.
Sausage pasta bake
- 150 g bacon diced
- 2 onions chopped
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 500 g sausages from a jar or of your choice
- 300 g penne pasta
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 4 dl chopped canned tomatoes
- 2.5 dl heavy cream
- 5 dl pork stock
- 50 g parmesan Grana Padano, or grated mozzarella
- Preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius (410 degrees Fahrenheit).
Fry the bacon in a pan until they are almost crispy. Then add the onions and garlic and sauté over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme.150 g bacon, 2 onions, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp dried thyme, 1 tsp salt, Pepper
Pour in the chopped tomatoes, heavy cream, and stock into the pan, and bring the sauce to a boil.4 dl chopped canned tomatoes, 2.5 dl heavy cream, 5 dl pork stock
Slice the sausages into approximately 1 cm thick slices.500 g sausages
Now, in an ovenproof dish, spread out the uncooked pasta, diced bell peppers, and sausage slices. Pour the sauce from the pan over the ingredients. Mix it around a bit to ensure even distribution, and make sure the pasta is covered with the liquid.1 red bell pepper, 300 g penne pasta
- Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place it in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.
Remove the foil from the dish, sprinkle with grated Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese, and return the dish to the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.50 g parmesan
- Take the dish out, optionally garnish with a bit of thyme, and serve with vegetables, a salad, or bread on the side.
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