Sausage Feta Pasta Bake

Everyone’s favorite internet-famous baked feta pasta dish gets a southern-inspired makeover with the addition of sausage, tomatoes, jalapeño and ricotta. Created By: Phillip Fryman,

Serves: 6Prep: 5 minutesCook: 40 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Private Selection™ Italian Cavatappi Pasta
  • 20 ounces Simple Truth Organic™ Grape Tomatoes
  • 7 ounces Murray's Feta Cheese
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 4 ounces Murray's Whole Milk Ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon herbs de Provence or Italian dried herbs
  • 1 tablespoon pimentos, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In large skillet over medium heat, brown sausage with herbs de Provence. Remove when cooked through; drain. Set aside.
  • In large, oven-safe skillet, drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange feta in center of pan.
  • Toss tomatoes with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt.
  • Arrange tomatoes, jalapeño and pimentos around feta cheese. Top with cooked sausage crumbles. Dot with ricotta.
  • Bake until golden and bubbling, about 30 minutes (time will vary depending on your pan).
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain.
  • Toss pasta into feta sauce before serving.