Cheesy, tender, meaty, and delicious; four words that describe Supreme Baked Pasta! With a spicy and savory homemade meat sauce and no less than three types of melty, sharp, and creamy cheese, Supreme Baked Pasta certainly shows it has a lot to love about it! A pasta like mostaccioli or rigatoni is perfect for scooping up all that rich, fragrant sauce. You’ll be mopping this dish up with some crusty bread or even licking the plate clean! Don’t worry, we won’t tell!

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) box mostaccioli or rigatoni
  • 1 pound bulk sausage
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups marinara sauce or tomato sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, shredded or grated
  • parsley, optional, to taste, chopped, for garnish

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook the pasta to al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 4 –Drain the pasta well.

Step 5 –In a skillet over medium heat, add the sausage and cook, while crumbling, until it is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 6 –Transfer the sausage to a plate and cover it to keep it warm.

Step 7 –In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add the peppers and the onion and cook until the edges of the onion start to brown, about 3-5 minutes.

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Step 8 –Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 9 –Transfer the pepper mixture from the heat.

Step 10 –Add the sausage, the pasta, the pepper mixture, and the marinara to the prepared baking and stir to combine.

Step 11 –Season the pasta mixture with the salt and the pepper.

Step 12 –Sprinkle the top of the pasta mixture with the provolone, the mozzarella, and the parmesan.

Step 13 –Bake until the cheese is melted and starting to brown, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 14 –Serve garnished with the parsley.