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Cheesy Sausage, Bacon and Sweet Potato Pasta Bake

CHEESY SAUSAGE, BACON & SWEET POTATO PASTA BAKE is a mouthful to say but a delicious mouthful! It's a tasty fall dinner the entire family will love!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 717kcal
Author Aubrey Cota

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 cups sweet potato peeled and chopped to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Pasta Bake

  • 1 lb Cavatappi pasta
  • 1/2 lb of bacon
  • 1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage casings removed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dried sage if using fresh, increase to 2 tsp

Cheesy Sauce

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded and divided
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

Sweet Potatoes

  • preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • toss sweet potatoes in olive oil, salt, garlic powder and pepper
  • spread out onto a baking sheet and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until they are tender
  • remove from the oven and set aside.

Pasta Bake

  • cook the pasta according to package directions and set aside
  • cook the bacon in a large skillet until just before crispy and set aside
  • once cooled chop into bite sized pieces
  • drain the bacon grease, leaving 1 tbsp in the skillet
  • add the turkey sausage into the skillet over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks
  • cook until cooked through, then add in the onion and garlic and allow to cook for 1-2 mintues
  • remove to a plate and set aside

Cheesy Sauce

  • melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat
  • whisk in the flour and allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes
  • stir in the salt and pepper
  • in a bowl combine the chicken stock, milk and cream
  • pour at once into the four/butter mixture and stir until smooth
  • allow to cook, stirring frequently, until it becomes thick
  • once thick remove from heat and add in 1 cup of mozzarella and all of the Parmesan cheese
  • stir until it's melted through
  • spray a baking dish with cooking spray
  • add the pasta, sweet potatoes, bacon, turkey sausage and sage to the dish
  • toss with the cheesy sauce
  • spread evenly and then top with remaining mozzarella cheese
  • bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese on top is bubbly
  • enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1782mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 203.7% | Vitamin C: 27% | Calcium: 29.6% | Iron: 39.2%