Food Recipes Cheesy Sausage Pasta Bake with Brussels Sprouts 4.2 (6) 6 Reviews This cheesy sausage pasta bake is comfort in a skillet. You'll toss rigatoni tubes with sausage, charred Brussels sprouts, and a Worcestershire-spiked cheese sauce to achieve a wonderfully creamy pasta dinner. Rigatoni is the perfect pick for this dish, as the shape encourages all the mix-ins to nestle inside the wide tubes. Once you've gotten the hang of this recipe, try changing up the fillings. Chorizo and mushrooms with cheddar would taste great, as would chicken sausage and kale. Basically, it's hard to go wrong with pasta in a creamy, cheesy sauce. By Ali Ramee Ali Ramee Ali Ramee has been developing and testing recipes for nearly a decade. Highlights: *Started out as a kitchen intern on America's Test Kitchen *Spent over two years as a line cook at Petit Crenn and FLOUR + WATER LLC *Spent two years as a sous chef and food stylist at Sun Basket *Is now a recipe tester at Meredith Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 20, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Caitlin Bensel Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Kosher salt, for water 12 ounces rigatoni pasta 8 ounces sweet Italian pork sausage, casings removed 1 teaspoon olive oil 10 ounces Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cups whole milk 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 10 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 2½ cups), divided 1 ½ ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about ¾ cup) Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain, reserving 1¼ cups cooking water. Return pasta to pot. Preheat broiler with rack in middle position. Heat a large, broiler-safe skillet over medium-high. Add sausage; cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to pot with pasta. Heat oil in skillet. Add Brussels sprouts and cook until wilted and charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Add flour and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add ¼ cup cooking water and whisk until combined, about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in milk, Worcestershire sauce, and remaining 1 cup cooking water; bring to a simmer. Cook until liquid has reduced by a quarter, 6 to 7 minutes. Add 1¾ cups Gruyère. Stir in pasta and sausage. Top pasta with Parmesan and remaining ¾ cup Gruyère. Broil until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 37g Fat 46g Carbs 45g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 % Daily Value * Total Fat 37g 47% Saturated Fat 19g 95% Cholesterol 116mg 39% Sodium 1144mg 50% Total Carbohydrate 46g 17% Dietary Fiber 4g 14% Total Sugars 8g Protein 45g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.