You and your family will enjoy pure “comfort in every bite” with this hearty and delicious recipe.
3 cups uncooked rigatoni pasta
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook the pasta according to the package directions using minimum cook time; drain.
2. In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic and basil.
3. Layer 1/2 each of the pasta, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, Parmesan cheese, tomato mixture and mozzarella cheese; repeat layers.
4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and cheese is golden brown. Makes 8 servings.