You are here: Home » Christmas » Comfort in a Casserole Comfort in a Casserole Christmas,Holidays http://relish.com/articles/comfort-in-a-casserole/ by RelishNovember 30, 2011 A down-scaled Christmas dinner makes days seem more cozy and bright. Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/baked_pasta_with_sausage_41.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Hold the standing rib roast. Scratch the filet mignon. In reality, most of our holiday gatherings call for easy dishes that can be made ahead and popped in the oven while relaxing with friends. This menu is just that. A homey pasta casserole with cheese, sausage and mushrooms that everyone, even the kids, will love and a rustic, free-form Italian pie called a crostada that will patiently wait until dessert. Menu • White Bean and Rosemary Crostini • Baked Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and Fontina • Pear Crostada —Jill Melton, Relish Editor Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint White Bean and Rosemary Crostini Infused with aromatic rosemary, this white bean spread works on toasted baguette slices or with vegetable slicks. Baked Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and Fontina The ultimate fall pasta dish for a casual gathering of family or friends. Pear Crostata A sublime, tender crust surrounds a just-sweet-enough pear filling.