Dena's Baked Pasta

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by NanaD

This is so tasty and satisfying. It is just as good the next day doesn't dry out like some pasta dishes. I just happened to have the pasta sauce and some fusilli and came up with this. The Italian Sausage in the sauce really gives it a nice flavor without being overpowering. We liked it better than lasagne. Served with a salad and garlic bread. Figure I'd better post it before I forgot what I did. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Top Review by michelles3boys

I thought this was pretty good. It reminded me a lot of lasagna. I'm not a fan of cottage cheese, so I only used 1/3 of what was called for. If I make it again, I will leave it out entirely. It's not the recipe's fault, just my personal preference. I like the fact that after I had it mixed up and in the oven, I could sit down and relax for 30 minutes without having to worry about it. Made for Spring PAC '09.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare Fusilli per directions on package, drain.
  3. In a very large frying pan or dutch oven, cook hamburger and onion until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Drain off excess grease.
  5. In a large bowl, mix egg, cottage cheese, parsley, garlic powder, 1 1/2 Celsius of mozzarella, parmesan, and tomato sauce.
  6. Add to hamburger mixture.
  7. Add 3/4 jar of the pasta sauce.
  8. Salt & pepper to taste.
  9. Mix well then transfer to a 9 X 13 baking dish.
  10. Top with remaining sauce and mozarella.
  11. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minute.

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