Chicken sausage, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms simmered in a marinara sauce then baked in the casserole with whole wheat macaroni topped with mozzarella.
I love a baked pasta dish that doesn’t require having to cook the pasta, why dirty an extra pot? Instead, you pour the sauce over the macaroni and the pasta cooks in the sauce, right in the oven. Although this takes about 55 minutes to bake after you assemble, it’s unassisted cook time so you can go about relaxing while dinner’s in the oven.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know I swear by DeLallo’s whole wheat pasta, it’s the only whole wheat pasta I like and you can’t even tell it’s whole wheat in this dish (I swear). This dish was inspired by the Easy Macaroni Casserole I shared with turkey and veggies. Every time I make it I think, I bet this would be great with sausage and peppers and I was right!
You could easily halve this recipe in a 9 x 9 baking dish to serve four. Leftovers can also be frozen.