Rating: 4.35 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A tasty way to use leftovers, this casserole is a hearty combination of pinto beans, macaroni, sausage, vegetables and seasonings. My family goes crazy for it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl combine the beans, macaroni, sausage, onion, tomatoes, parsley, cayenne pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and spread mixture in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 19.9mg; sodium 331.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
This was soooo good and soooo easy. I love the ease of preparation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2009
This recipe is easy the flavors are right on and has the potential to be delicious. I learned 4 things: (1) do check your diced tomatoes to be sure they aren't canned in balsamic vinegar - ew (2) large pasta like penne sticks out of the "sauce" and hardens (3) this would fit in a 9x9 and keep everything moist and (4) everything is already cooked so the 1 hour cooking time dried it out. Next time I'll use smaller pasta put it in a 9x9 and only cook for 30 minutes topping it with cheese in the last few minutes. Read More
(27)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2009
This recipe is easy the flavors are right on and has the potential to be delicious. I learned 4 things: (1) do check your diced tomatoes to be sure they aren't canned in balsamic vinegar - ew (2) large pasta like penne sticks out of the "sauce" and hardens (3) this would fit in a 9x9 and keep everything moist and (4) everything is already cooked so the 1 hour cooking time dried it out. Next time I'll use smaller pasta put it in a 9x9 and only cook for 30 minutes topping it with cheese in the last few minutes. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2006
This was soooo good and soooo easy. I love the ease of preparation. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent recipe for a cold winter day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
This was very tasty. Worth buying the ingredients if you don't happen to have the leftovers. I added cubed provolone cheese halfway through baking and sprinkled with shredded mozzeralla in the last few minutes. It was great. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
This was very good. I made it in a 9x9 pan and used ground Italian sausage since I had it on hand. It came out very spicy next time I'll reduce the cayenne pepper by half Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
this was good! i doubled the recipe..only using one can of KIDNEY beans..used italian sweet sausage..1 Tbsp. of DRIED parsley instead of the fresh..red pepper flakes instead of the cayenne..and lots of fresh garlic! no salt needed..only baked for 30 minutes...topped with light sour cream per serving..goes a long way! did not use an onion...thank you Pauline! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2007
I made this even though I did not have the leftovers. I liked it something different to keep in mind when I do have leftovers. Thank you for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2012
This was a very good casserole. It was a nice change from the obvious casserole recipes that are out there! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2016
I made it from mostly fresh ingredients (store) canned pinto beans tomatoes & onion from garden. Added 1/2 pint pickled bell peppers I canned 1/8 cup-ish dash of panko breadcrumbs before oven. Also added sharp cheddar & a dash of parmesan at the 15 min oven point. Served mine with sour cream he dumped ketchup on before he even tasted it...great use of fresh ground sausage from our butcher I'll make it again. Really easy filling dinner on a cold day. Read More
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