Italian Sausage and Shiitake Mushroom Casserole Al Forno

Time & Servings
4 servings
50 min ready time =
50 min cooking
  • 4 tsp oil 5760
  • 1 onion, chopped 5761
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 5762
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano 5763
  • 1 pkg (500g) Marcangelo Hot or Mild Italian Pure Pork Sausage, cut into 1-inch chunks 5764
    Marcangelo Sausages Pork Italian Mild Gluten Free (5PK) 500G
    $7.92 • Ea
  • 1 lb Shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cut in half 5765
  • 2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped 5766
  • Salt and pepper 5767
  • 1/4 cup butter 5768
  • Pinch nutmeg 5769
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 5770
  • 2 cups milk 5771
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese (optional) 5772
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese 5773
  1. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add Marcangelo sausages; cook, stirring, until golden and cooked through, 10 to 14 minutes. Transfer to plate.
  2. Add remaining oil to skillet. Add onion, garlic and oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms have wilted and any excess liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a 12-inch rectangular baking dish or casserole. Stir meat back into mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add the flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk until blended. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring, until mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. If using ricotta, dollop evenly over the sausage mixture. Evenly pour the white sauce over the sausage/mushroom mixture so that it covers it completely. Sprinkle cheese over white sauce.
  5. Broil 6-inches from the broiler until topping is golden, 3 to 4 minutes.


• You can use a mixture of several different kinds of mushrooms to replace the shiitakes.

Make ahead

This casserole can be assembled to the point of adding cheese on top and then refrigerated for up to 8 hours. Bring to room temperature for 30 minutes before broiling.