Sausage and Pasta Mini Casseroles

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 45 minutes
  • 2 servings

When you’re short on time and energy, you might feel like you have no options for a quick and satisfying meal. But it’s not so! Try making this baked pasta and mini sausage casserole. The small pasta shells and the sausage are tucked in a velvety bechamel sauce and then topped with lots of Cheddar. It will lift you up during a gloomy day!

Ingredients Needed for Sausage and Pasta Mini Casseroles

5 ounces of pasta shell
2 pork sausages s, sliced in small chunks
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt
pepper
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup flour
½ cup milk
nutmeg
½ cup cheddar, shredded
pepper

How to Cook Sausage and Pasta Mini Casseroles

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, add water in it and bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the pasta shells, a pinch of salt, and cook them according to the instructions on the package. Drain the pasta and leave it aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages, season them with salt, pepper, and cook them for 4-5 minutes. Leave them aside after cooking them.
  5. For the bechamel sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan. Slowly add the flour and whisk so you can incorporate it into the butter. Pour the milk and keep whisking until you get a smooth, creamy consistency. Season with nutmeg.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
  7. Start assembling the mini casseroles. Butter the bottom of 2 round oven trays, or ramekins. Fill them with pasta, sausage, bechamel sauce, and top with shredded Cheddar.
  8. Slide the mini casseroles into the oven for the next 20 minutes.

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