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Sausage Noodle Casserole

Do you crave something like mac and cheese only a little meatier? This Sausage Noodle Casserole is just the ticket. Glorified mac and cheese, full of comfort and love, dotted with spicy bits of sausage and juicy peppers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, sausage
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 573 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1 pound short pasta noodles such as corkscrew or penne
  • 19 ounces hot Italian sausage links
  • 1 bell pepper any color, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes drained if packed in oil
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Rinse and drain.
  3. In a large skillet, cook the sausage links until cooked through and lightly browned. Remove them from the pan. Once they are cool enough to handle, slice them thinly.
  4. Saute the pepper, onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the drippings. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the soup and pesto. Whisk to combine.
  6. Stir in the cooked pasta, sausages, and vegetables as well as the sundried tomatoes and 2 cups of the cheese. Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly

Recipe Notes

You can substitute turkey sausage to make this dish a bit leaner

Nutrition Facts
Sausage Noodle Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 282
% Daily Value*
Fat 31.3g48%
Saturated Fat 9.8g61%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 1467mg64%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 45.2g15%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 27.3g55%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.