Pasta Al Forno

Pasta Al Forno

This Pasta Al Forno recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner. Made with freshly cooked or leftover rotini pasta, Italian sausage, peas, and tomato sauce, this dish is bursting with flavor. Top it off with a blend of mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for a deliciously cheesy finish.

Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
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  • 2 links Capital Italian Sausage

  • Rotini Pasta (freshly cooked or leftover)

  • Tomato sauce

  • White wine (optional)

  • Peas (or any veggies)

  • Olive oil

  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

  • Mozzarella cheese


  • Remove the casing from 2-3 links of Capital Italian Sausage. Brown them in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil until they are cooked ¾ of the way. Slice the sausage and set it aside.
  • Steam frozen peas with boiling water and a pinch of salt.
  • In a pot or saucepan, combine some premade tomato pasta sauce with a splash of white wine, peas, and Italian sausage. Heat everything through.
  • Add a package worth of half-cooked, short pasta (like rotini or penne) to the pot of sauce, and mix everything together so the pasta is well coated.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and top with mozzarella, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Cover in foil, and cook at 375°F for 10-15 minutes. (reduce the time to 5-10 minutes if using leftover pasta).
  • Remove the foil and broil until golden if desired. If the pasta seems dry, add a splash of broth to provide extra moisture.
  • Let stand, serve and enjoy!

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