Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta Bake

Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta Bake in White Casserole Dish

This recipe is simply outstanding.  It’s actually one of my most requested dishes and I love to make it. If I need to make a dish for someone who is ill or a family that’s going through a health crisis, this is what I always make.  It just has “nurturing” written all over it!

I must admit that like many comfort foods, leftovers are the best!  You may use any dairy-free and gluten-free you like.

If you don’t have health issues and are not concerned about food substitutions, go ahead and use real mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.


Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta Bake in White Casserole Dish

Chicken Sausage and Veggie Mozzarella Pasta Bake

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Calories: 604kcal


  • 1 lb. gluten-free Penne pasta Jovial is outstanding
  • 1 lb mild or hot gluten-free Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil + additional oil for greasing a casserole dish
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cups diced green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • red pepper flakes to taste optional
  • 1 tablespoon Sun-dried tomato paste
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cans organic diced tomatoes with their juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 6- ounce package shredded dairy-free mozzarella cheese vegan or Goat's cheese
  • 1 cup grated fresh gluten-free/dairy-free parmesan cheese substitute


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, without salt or oil and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Saute the onion, green pepper, garlic and red pepper flakes over medium heat. Add chicken sausage and break it up into crumbles as you stir.
  • Add tomato paste, salt, pepper, and diced tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, sausage mixture, and basil. Place half of the pasta mixture in a lightly oiled 4-quart casserole dish. Top with half of the mozzarella-style cheese and half of the parmesan substitute.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
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