Kielbasa Pasta Casserole Recipe -
Kielbasa Pasta Casserole Recipe
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Kielbasa Pasta Casserole

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"An irresistible, quick, and easy casserole with kielbasa, ziti and tomatoes and topped with Monterey Jack cheese. Loved by every kid and adult I've ever made it for! Serve with loaf of Italian bread and a green salad."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage in oil until browned on both sides, 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine ziti, sausage, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, parsley and pepper. Mix well. Pour into 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and top with shredded cheese.
  5. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 to 15 minutes more, until top is golden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2004

This was awesome. I have only had this recipe for about a month and I've already made it for three separate occassions. The only change I made was to use the small size ziti (mini penne). This recipe reheats up very well too..It doesn't get dry at all like some other pasta/sauce dishes do when you try to reheat the next day.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2006

I'm close to giving this recipe a 2, which is rare for me. I'm pretty easy to please. I will not prepare it again without some modifications. As is, it's too dry. I may cut the kielbasa in smaller chunks for wider disbursement. I thought the taste was rather generic, and would benefit from some stronger flavors like garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, etc.

Mar 12, 2007

I really liked this recipe. Next time I will double the kielbasa though. I used Colby-Jack cheese for a little more flavor.

Jan 14, 2009

I found this to be very good! I did take in some of the advice from other reviewers. I used diced tomatoes with onions and added garlic and red pepper flakes when cooking the kielbasa. Would def. make again.

Dec 26, 2008

Of course I changed this recipe to coordinate with what I had in the house, and my experience as a personal chef...Reduce (Rigatoni) pasta to 3/4 lb. 1. I used beef polish sausage, and fried it sans the vegetable oil (it has it's own fat to fry in) 3. I then added to the sausage 1 clove of garlic, small onion (chopped finely), small amt. of pepper for taste, parsley, pinch of crushed red pepper and cooked for 5min. I then added 1 jar of spaghetti sauce plus 1 4oz can tomato sauce, and brought to a slight which time I added 10 small frozen meatballs. Simmered for 15min stirring often. Cut the meatballs in half, and mixed with pasta in 8 by 11 glass . I added a dusting of italian style breadcrumbs, a sprinkling of cheese, and topped with italian pepperoni. Cooked uncovered for 25 min checking often to ensure that it did not dry out. There were no leftovers, and that is saying something in this family. This is an excellent starter recipe. Tweak it to your liking!

Aug 22, 2011

This was easy and VERY budget friendly but not really a hit with this family. We didn't really care for it. My husband will usually eat what's leftover (by having seconds or sometimes even thirds) but he didn't even want his first helping--which is not a good sign. We won't be trying this again, I'm sorry.

Jan 06, 2004

My entire family loved this recipe! I ended up inviting my mom and sister to join us for dinner, because it made so much. I had to use an 11"x14" pan instead of the 9"x13" pan the recipe calls for. It was absolutely delicious! I didn't have any trouble getting my 18-month-old son to eat it! We fixed garlic toast to go with it. Yummy!

May 10, 2011

For the most part I follwed the recipe however i did have to use some substitutions b/c I didn't have exactly what the recipe called for. I used spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce and dried spices and topped w/ italien five cheese instead. I did however have to use a bigger dish as suggested by others. My husband and I loved it as well as my 11 month old. He kept making the yum yum grumble while he ate it. Thank you so much for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 608 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 1484 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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