3.875
16 ratings

Pasta al Forno

Pasta al Forno
Westside Market NYC

Pasta al Forno

Casserole might not be the first thing to come to mind when it comes to good eats, but there's a special place in people's hearts for pasta al forno. It's probably all the melted mozzarella and pecorino. How can anything with this much cheese be anything but a home run?

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound sweet or hot fresh Italian sausage
  • 8 Ounces pasta, such as ziti or penne
  • One 25-ounce jar or homemade marinara sauce
  • 3 Cups shredded mozzarella
  • One 10-ounce package frozen peas
  • 1 Cup ricotta
  • 8 Tablespoons pecorino romano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Remove the sausage from their casings, break up into pieces, and sauté in a skillet until the sausage loses its color.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, combine the marinara sauce, 1 ½ cups of the mozzarella, peas, ricotta, 6 tablespoons of the pecorino romano, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the pasta and sausage, and coat a 2 ½-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining mozzarella, remaining pecorino romano, and the olive oil. Top the pasta with the mixture. Bake until hot, about 25-30 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving1261
Total Fat80g100%
Sugar16gN/A
Saturated33g100%
Cholesterol205mg68%
Protein61g100%
Carbs72g24%
Vitamin A372µg41%
Vitamin B123µg56%
Vitamin B60.9mg42.9%
Vitamin C19mg31%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E5mg25%
Vitamin K50µg62%
Calcium825mg82%
Fiber8g33%
Folate (food)94µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)94µg24%
Iron5mg30%
Magnesium127mg32%
Monounsaturated33gN/A
Niacin (B3)13mg65%
Phosphorus908mg100%
Polyunsaturated9gN/A
Potassium1233mg35%
Riboflavin (B2)0.8mg48.4%
Sodium2471mg100%
Thiamin (B1)1mg64.1%
Zinc7mg49%