Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

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This is a perfect any-time-of-the-year recipe that packs a bunch of flavor. While you can enjoy anytime, I really like this option during the winter. The Italian sausage and fresh mozzarella make the dish a hearty option. I tend to make a pasta dish for Christmas each year, and this would be a wonderful option.

Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Baked, pasta
Servings: 5
Calories: 664kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 1 TB Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Links Italian sausage
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 ½ Cups Tomato sauce
  • ½ T Onion powder
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1 TB Sugar
  • 1 T Basil
  • 1 T Oregano
  • 2 TB Butter
  • 12 Oz Pasta
  • 1 Cup Fresh Mozzarella diced into bite-sized pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring large pot of water to a boil.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut the sausage into 1 inch sections.
  • Add sausage to large pan over medium heat. Cook for 7-9 minutes, until the sausage begins to brown. Stir often so use can brown on several sides.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato sauce, spices, sugar and salt. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the sauce is cooking, add your rigatoni to the boiling water.
  • Strain the pasta and return to the pot with the butter. Stir to coat.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and coat well.
  • Pour the pasta and sauce into a lasagna tray, or any casserole dish.
  • Add the mozzarella chunks, spreading evenly throughout the pasta.
  • Place into the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the mozzarella is melted.
  • Serve with parmesan!


Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 2714mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 3mg








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