How good does that look? Yes, it’s garlic bread that was baked on top of some tomato-y pasta so that all the tomato goodness go on the bottom of the bread. The top got crispy under the broiler and each bite was pure amazingness.
Did I mention it has sausage in it? It does. And anything with sausage is automatically a winner.
The recipe comes from my friend Pam. This is a recipe her mom made often and she used torn bread as the topping that she sprayed with a butter spray, so keep that in mind if you don’t have a baguette on hand. I was very lucky to have just pulled some poolish baguettes (coming up on my BBA roster) out of the oven.
I think the idea of bread on top of a casserole is pure genius. Why have I never seen this before? I don’t really like breadcrumbs on top of dishes because try as I might, I always end up with some soggy ones. Bread though? Crispy and perfect.
The whole dish was great. The sauce was very light and I have to say, making a sauce that includes sausage feel light is quite a feat.
If you make one thing from my blog, make it this. You won’t regret it.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cook pasta according to package instructions until a dente.
- In a large pan, cook sausage, onion, and garlic until sausage is cooked through. Pour in tomato sauce and add Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in mozzarella until melted.
- When pasta is cooked, drain and add to tomato sauce. Stir too combine. Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish (lightly sprayed with oil).
- Slice baguette into fairly thin pieces. Combine butter, garlic, and parsley. Spread a decent amount of butter on each baguette piece and arrange on top of pasta.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and turn on broiler. Broil for only a couple minutes until your bread is golden and crispy. Enjoy!
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