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Baked Elbow Pasta and Sausage with Ricotta

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  Elbow pasta 13 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Box, Dreamfields Brand)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Shallots 2 Large, thinly sliced
  Garlic cloves 6 , chopped
  Italian turkey sausage 1⁄4 Pound, casing removed
  Canned diced tomatoes 28 Ounce, undrained (1 Can)
  Crushed red pepper flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For herbed ricotta cheese
  Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pan.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add sausage; cook, breaking into crumbles, about 5 minutes until sausage is browned and cooked through, stirring frequently.
Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes to skillet; cook 5 minutes to heat through, stirring occasionally.
Combine pasta and Herbed Ricotta. Add sausage mixture. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon into 3-quart casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top with mozzarella. Bake at 375*F for 30 minutes or until heated through.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 381 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.6%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.6 mg6.9%

Sodium 524.5 mg21.9%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.8 g19.3%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 18 g35.3%

Vitamin A 22.8% Vitamin C 33%

Calcium 20.1% Iron 32.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baked Elbow Pasta And Sausage With Ricotta Recipe Video