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Cheesy Italian Sausage Pasta

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Sausage
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Hot Italian sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz can Rotel®
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 16 oz large elbow macaroni
  • 16 oz block Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter and cook sausage links until browned on all sides (will still be pink inside).

  2. Once sausage has browned, remove from pan and slice into ½ inch thick pieces, then return to pan.

  3. Add ground beef, bell pepper, onions and garlic.

  4. Cook until meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent. Drain grease and return to pan.

  5. Sprinkle oregano, basil, salt and pepper over meat, stir.

  6. Pour tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes and Rotel® into pan, stir. Cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Next, add beef broth and pasta, stir and continue cooking until pasta is tender.

  8. Remove from heat and add shredded cheese, stir until cheese has melted.

  9. Serve hot and enjoy.