Easy Greek Sausage and Pepper Pasta Bake

Greek Sausage and Pasta Bake

  Ingredients List:

  • 1 lb. Greek orange pork sausage
  • 450g short pasta
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • 1 onion
  • Sriracha sauce or chili pepper (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. dried Greek oregano
  • 300g spinach
  • 300g feta cheese
  • 80g kefalotyri (or similar)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
 

Method:

  1. Cook pasta and chopped cauliflower to desired doneness
  2. Pre-heat oven to 450*f / 220*c
  3. Remove sausage from casing and brown in olive oil (see video)
  4. In a large saucepan, saute chopped onion and  garlic until translucent
  5. Add cinnamon and clove
  6. Chop eggplant and bell pepper  into 1/2" pieces and add to pan
  7. Saute for 5-6 minutes
  8. Add sriracha (optional)
  9.  Add crushed tomatoes and water to saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally
  10. Add oregano and stir
  11. In 13"x9" baking pan, add pasta, cauliflower and sauce and mix very well
  12. Crumble half the feta and kefalotyri and stir again
  13. Once pasta and sauce are mixed well, crumble the remaining feta and grate remaining kefalotyri over mixture
  14. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until G.B.D. (golden brown & delicious) 

 

Notes & Tips:
  • Allow to rest for 20-25 minutes before serving
  • Makes 4-6 portions
  • Substitute parmesan for kefalotyri if unavailable
  • Can be easily frozen before or after baking