Make this festive dinner for Halloween using bow-tie pasta (bats) and melted mozzarella cheese (cobwebs). They're stirred into a quick homemade marinara sauce along with pre-cooked chicken sausage for a comforting casserole that the whole family can indulge in before it's time to say 'trick or treat!'

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain; set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, oregano, and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer; cook, stirring and breaking up tomatoes until slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Season with salt.

  • Add pasta, sausage, and half the mozzarella; toss to combine. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake until bubbly and top is lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with Romaine Salad.

Reviews (5)

38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
07/20/2010
An okay meal. I think next time I decide to make something like this, I'll just go for the full ziti version.
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2008
This is a fall/winter standard at our house...also a great potluck dish!
Rating: Unrated
10/20/2008
Great for Halloween. My picky eaters love it!
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Rating: Unrated
10/20/2008
Great for Halloween. My picky eaters love it!
Rating: Unrated
10/20/2008
Great for Halloween. My picky eaters love it!