Cast Iron Pasta Bake

This recipe is such a quick and easy favorite in our house. I always have frozen gravy (yes, it’s 100% called gravy) on hand, so this is really easy for me to make, especially when I’m in a rush.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup Gravy
  • 1 lb Pasta
  • 3/4 c Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 lb Hatfield Sweet or Hot Sausage
  • Splash of white wine
  • Olive oil to coat the pan

Here’s how it’s done:

While the water for the pasta is boiling, start cooking the sausage in a hot cast iron skillet. You don’t want the sausage to cook 100% of the way, so make sure you’re paying attention to it and turning it every few mins. Add a splash of white wine.

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Admittedly, I hated cast iron skillets when we first got one. It freaked me out that you can’t clean it with soap and they are obnoxiously heavy. But they are awesome to cook with, so I’ve been converted. I’m not trilled that we have FOUR. But they are really great. If you don’t have one they’re definitely worth the investment. You can pick one up at Bed Bath and Beyond for $20.

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Don’t worry about the sausage not being 100% cooked, it’s going to finish cooking off in the oven! Cut them up into quarter sized pieces. While you’re cutting, preheat the oven to 35o*.

Don’t forget about the pasta! Put the pasta into a large mixing bowl and add the gravy. When you’re finished cutting the sausage add that and the 1/2 c of cheese to the bowl and mix!

Then put the pasta, sausage, and cheese back into the cast iron skillet. Add the rest of the cheese to the top!

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Put it in the oven for 20 mins. Here’s the final result:

Enjoy!

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