Nothing beats a full plate of noodles drenched in speghetti sauce. It's pretty hard to go wrong with the basic noodles and sauce. The best part is if you have those two ingredients as the foundation, you can add such a wide variety of other ingredients and almost always hit a jackpot recipe! Adding sausage isn't a new idea, but it's a welcomed change in the regular noodles and sauce routine.
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Baked Sausage Noodles
1 package, uncooked ground italian sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 package noodles, wagon wheel, bowtie or curly (Go crazy! Pick any one you want)
1 bottle 4-cheese spaghetti sauce
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375º
In a large fying pan, heat oil and brown garlic. Add the sausage and cook until browned, crumbling as you cook.
In a large bowl, toss the cooked sausage with all the other ingredients, reserving 1 cup of the cheese.
Pour the pasta mixture into a 9x13 pan that is coated with cooking spray.
Bake about 25 minutes, then remove from oven and top with the reserved cheese.
Bake another 5 minutes until top cheese is melted.
Serve with breadsticks.