Baked Elbow Macaroni With Italian Sausage and Peppers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 362.1
  • Total Fat: 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,172.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 16.3 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    13 1/2 ounces whole wheat macaroni
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 green bell peppers, diced
    2 red bell peppers, diced
    1 tablespoon dried chopped basil
    8 cups red spaghetti sauce
    2 lb Italian turkey sausage, cooked and sliced thin
    2 cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
    1 cup parmesan cheese, grated, divided


Cook the elbow macaroni according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add garlic, onion, peppers, and basil. Sauté 3 minutes, then add the sauce and sliced Italian sausage. Simmer 5 minutes.
Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
Layer 1/2 of the macaroni, 1/2 of the sauce mixture, 1 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan.
Repeat, and bake 25 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JUJEE13.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i haven't eaten this yet, but this recipe reminded me why i dislike cooking. my largest skillet is apparently too small. my "9x13 inch pan is overflowing, and i am exhausted. this is not my kind of recipe, with all the chopping, cooking the sausage ahead of time, its way harder than i thought. - 10/12/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing...this was really really good. It was my daughter's turn to cook and she added break crumbs on the top for a crunchy topping...I can't say enough about how good it is... - 8/5/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband said that if this is diet food, he's ok with dieting the rest of his life. - 1/20/09

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    A lot of work for something that was just ok. I love a saucy pasta, but there was SO much of it. May have been better overall with a larger pasta, macaroni was just not the right choice.

    It really does make a lot so be prepared - the 9x13 doesn't r
    - 2/8/13

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    I made this dish last night. Hubby and I loved it! It was so easy to make and the flavors blended perfectly. I suggest cutting the recipe in half. We won't have to cook for a week! Which is just fine with me because I can't get enough of it! - 6/21/11