baked sausages sitting in a red tomato sauce in a white pan

One Pan Oven Baked Sausage Orzo

One Pan Oven Baked Sausage Orzo - oven roasted sausages in a rich tomato orzo sauce packed with vegetables, then topped with feta and basil pesto.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern Australian
Keyword sausage pasta bake, oven baked sausage, sausage bake, oven roasted sausage
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories Per Serve 492 kcal
Author Lee-Ann Grace | Chef Not Required


  • 8 thick sausages I used pork
  • 250 g orzo (risoni) pasta (8 oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken stock (500ml)
  • 400 g tomato passata (14 oz) see my notes
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper) roughly chopped
  • 60 g baby spinach (2 oz)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 70 g danish feta (2.5 oz) crumbled
  • 3 tbsp basil pesto see my notes for a link to make your own!
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes (9 oz)
  • fresh basil leaves to serve optional


  1. Preheat oven to 180c (350f).

  2. Place olive oil (1 tbsp) in a baking dish, then place in the oven to heat for 5 minutes, then add chopped capsicum (bell pepper) to baking dish, stirring to coat. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes.

  3. Add chicken stock (500ml/2 cups), orzo (250g/8oz), passata (400g/14oz) and dried basil (1 tsp), oregano (1 tsp) & garlic powder (½ tsp) to pan with capsicum and stir well. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven, meanwhile increasing oven temperature to 200c (395f) then add baby spinach (60g/2oz) to the tomato mixture and stir well to mix the orzo again and wilt the spinach.

  5. Lay sausages (8) on top of tomato and spinach mixture, then bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and turn the sausages over. Then roughly scatter the cherry tomatoes (250g/9oz) over the top and bake uncovered for a further 25 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven, top with crumbled danish feta (70g), drizzle with basil pesto (3 tbsp) and scatter over fresh basil leaves (if using) to serve.

Recipe Notes

*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*