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!

spoon1122 September 29, 2013

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

Bobbin February 27, 2012

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.

Southern Lady September 06, 2010