Monday, November 14, 2011

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Spaghetti Bake - Tried and True Recipe

Well, I love to cook.  I do it often and I do it well (not to toot my own horn or anything).  I have so many cooking magazines but lately just haven't tried any new recipes or experimented much.  I haven't had the time!  So tonight I came up with this wonderfully delicious recipe and I just had to share it!  Now, I will call my recipes "nontraditional" because I do not have a set amount for adding ingredients.  I will try to make it as simple as possible though.  (This is an EASY TO PREPARE recipe).

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Spaghetti Bake

  • Johnsonville Chicken Sausage ( I used the kind with cheese, red bell peppers, and garlic)  Use the whole package of four (4).  If you like more meat, use more!
  • One Jar of spaghetti sauce ( I used Prego Garlic and Parmesan Cheese but you can use whatever you like)
  • 1/2 Large Onion - diced
  • 1/2 of EACH diced- Red, yellow, and orange bell pepper
  • Bouquet Garni Seasoning - about 1 tsp. (OR use savory, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, dill weed, marjoram, sage, and tarragon)
  • Spoonful scoop of chopped or minced garlic (OR fresh finely chopped)
  • 1/2 box thin spaghetti noodles
  • Shredded Colby Jack and Italian Cheese (as much as needed to cover the top)
  • Parmesan Cheese - about 1/8 cup or so to spread on top of cheese before you bake it
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook spaghetti noodles according to directions on box.  Cut sausage into bite sized pieces and fry in a pan with a splash of olive oil on medium heat.  After the sausage has cooked alone for about five (5) minutes, add the diced vegetables, garlic, and seasonings.  Cook over medium heat to soften veggies and brown sausage a little.  Add spaghetti sauce and stir occasionally until warm.

When spaghetti noodles are done, drain them and add to sauce mixture  Stir well and scoop into 13 by 9 baking pan.  I used a glass Pyrex pan.  Sprinkle cheese over top and bake for 30 minutes.  By then the cheese should be a nice golden brown color and it will be ready to eat!
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think and if you added/changed anything!


  1. Looks delicious. Can't wait to try it!

  2. OH MY, that looks and sounds delicious!!! Can you send over my plate now?

  3. Yum!! I haven't tried their chicken sausage yet, but now I need to!!!

  4. Johnsonville Chicken Sausage are the best!!

  5. I have so much spaghetti in the house right now - what a great idea!