Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a family favorite. Use any shape pasta noodle you prefer. Wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium heat, until beef is no longer pink; drain and return to skillet.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in rotini and cheese.
  5. Spoon into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Most Helpful

The sauce is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this!

5 5

Very good and easy. This is a kid-pleaser,too.

5 5

The red sauce before adding the cheese was divine! I may use it as a quick red gravy for pasta in the future. I agree about reducing the cheese. I only made a few changes: Used fresh mushrooms which I added to meat onion the last couple of minutes. Doubled oregano and basil. I accidentally added onion powder instead of garlic powder, quickly added garlic last min., extra onion flavor seemed to enhance red sauce. I will use rigatoni or penne next time and al dente since pasta continues to cook while dish is baking. I reduced mozarella in dish and lightly sprinkled on top. I will make this again - the dish - and the red sauce alone. Thanks so much for sharing.