Skillet Four-Cheese "Baked" Pasta

To save a dish, be sure to use an ovenproof skillet when making this 30-minute recipe. Add the pasta, sauce, and cheese to the sauteed sausage, peppers, and onions and bake in the skillet until hot and bubbly.

Skillet Four-Cheese
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins Bake 450°F 8 mins


  • 1 pound rotini pasta or penne
  • 3/4 pound hot Italian sausage
  • 2 sweet red peppers
  • 1 onion (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Italian four-cheese blend

Make It

1. Heat oven to 450 F. Cook pasta following package directions. Drain.

2. While pasta is cooking, cut sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Seed and slice peppers and slice onion for a total of 4 cups. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, peppers and onions. Cook, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peppers and onions are tender and the sausage is cooked through. Add sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in the drained pasta and 1 cup of the cheese.

3. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the pasta and bake at 450 F for 8 minutes or until cheese melts and casserole starts to bubble. Cool 5 minutes before serving. Note: Buy precut peppers and onions in the supermarket produce aisle to save prep time.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 446, Fat, total (g): 17, chol. (mg): 37, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 54, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 19, sodium (mg): 1037, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.