Frugal and freezer-friendly, this Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta Bake recipe is perfect for family dinner with kielbasa, pasta, and added veggies for extra nutrition and flavor, covered in red sauce for a full delicious meal.
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Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta Bake

Frugal and freezer-friendly, this Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta Bake is perfect for family dinner with kielbasa, pasta, and added veggies for extra nutrition and flavor.
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 462kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni noodles, cooked to package instructions
  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage halved length-wise and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 large carrots shredded
  • 1 zucchini quartered length-wise and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Add sausage to hot butter and brown for about 2 minutes.
  • Add onions, carrots, and zucchini and saute until onions are tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomatoes.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Combine sauce sauce mixture with noodles. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg and ricotta cheese. Set aside.
  • In a greased 9"x13" baking dish, layer half of the noodles, then half of the ricotta cheese mixture, and then half of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers for the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and bake at 350┬░ for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1117mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2930IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 2.7mg