When is a sausage casserole not a sausage casserole? When it is a sausage casserole pasta bake!
Sausages are a firm favourite here and with BBQ weather pretty much here no doubt they will feature in most family most weeks. I like them in salad too, I love this recipe for sizzling sausage salad which is popular here with all of us, even my not so keen on salad husband!
I was asked to do my take on the Schwartz sausage casserole recipe using Schwartz sausage casserole recipe mix. I scratched my head and had a think. Yes I could vary the vegetables, I could have added bacon and beans, I could have topped it with mashed root vegetables or sliced new potatoes and made a sausage casserole hot pot. But instead I thought lets transform a family favourite of sausage casserole into a pasta bake and it worked SO well!
So here is my recipe for:
Schwartz Sausage Casserole Pasta Bake
You will need to serve 4:
6-7 sausages or a regular pack around 450g
1 large onion chopped
1 leek washed and sliced
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 packet of Schwartz sausage casserole recipe mix
400g dry pasta
1 x 125g ball of mozzarella torn into small chunks
a little oil if not using a non-stick pan
Black pepper to top
To make the Schwartz sausage casserole pasta bake you need to:
Cut each of the sausages into 5 pieces.
- Heat a non-stick pan or if not using non-stick heat a pan with a little bit of oil. Once hot cook the sausages for 5 minutes until they are browning nicely. Drain away the excess fat.
- Add the chopped onions and sliced leeks and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the onions are softening. Stir occasionally.
- Meanwhile add the tin of tomatoes, 100ml of water and the Schwartz sausage casserole mix to a jug and stir together well.
- Add to the pan with the sausages, stir in well and then simmer gently for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
- Add the sausage casserole to a large oven proof dish and bake for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile cook the pasta as per instructions on the pack.
- Add the cooked pasta to the sausage casserole and stir coating all of the pasta with the casserole sauce.
- Top with the mozzarella and add a grind of black pepper to the top.
- Bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Serve with a green salad
This went down so well with my family. As it contains gluten I could not eat it, but the sauce using the Schwartz mix got the massive thumbs up here. I like the fact the mix contains no artificial flavours and concentrates on what Schwartz is famous for, good quality flavours that work well together.
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