Pasta Fazool

Pasta Fazool

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed (can use mild, spicy is better to use)

  • 1

    lb ground beef

  • 1

    large onion, chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste)

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano, to taste

  • ½-1

    teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1

    (28 ounce) can plum tomatoes, undrained and chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons tomato paste

  • ¼

    teaspoon cayenne pepper (or adjust to heat level, can use crushed chili flakes)

  • 1

    (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1

    teaspoon seasoning salt (or to taste, can use white salt)

  • ½

    teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)

  • 1

    lb dry penne pasta (can use more or less if desired)

  • ½

    cup grated parmesan cheese

  • ¼

    cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 12

    ounces provolone cheese, grated (more if desired)

Directions

1 Set oven to 400 degrees F. 2 Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. 3 Cook the pasta until just al dente (do not overcook); drain, do not rinse and immediately toss with 1-2 Tbsp oil to prevent sticking; set aside. 4 In a large fry pan, sauté the sausage, ground beef, onion, garlic, dried oregano and thyme, over med-high heat, until the sausage and the ground beef are brown, crumbling with a fork while cooking (about 6-7 minutes). 5 Add in the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste and the cayenne pepper; simmer for 5-6 minutes (breaking up tomatoes with the back of a spoon). 6 Add in the kidney beans, and heat through. 7 Season with salt and pepper. 8 Add in the cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese and parsley; toss to combine. 9 Transfer the mixture to a prepared baking dish. 10 Top with grated cheese. 11 Bake for 25 minutes, or until cheese melts and the mixture is hot and bubbly.


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