Italian Pasta Casserole

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by cookCol

I had some fresh zucchini I needed to use up and found this recipe in the2008 Better Homes and Gardens Annual Recipes.This is a nice change from the red-sauced pasta bakes.Mild or hot Italian sausage can be used. The Italian dressing is a nice flavorful tang in the background flavor of the dish .

Top Review by Vermonter at heart

This recipe is okay. I used chicken sausage and zucchini I had frozen during the summer bounty. It was too salty (due to the soup, I think) and heavy for my taste. It also needed more time to bake than listed. I probably won't make this again for my family, but it would be an easy 1-dish meal to bring to a potluck! It has the feeling of comfort food.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 13 lbs Italian sausages, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) package shell macaroni (medium-size)
  • 12 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Italian cheese blend, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2-inch thick


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In large skillet cook sausage in hot oil until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
  3. Drain in colander.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions;drain over sausage in colander.
  5. In large bowl, combine salad dressing, soup, sour cream, 1 cup of the cheese, flour and garlic.
  6. Stir in squash and sausage/pasta mixture.
  7. Pour into 3-quart rectangular baking dish.
  8. Cover with foil and bake 25 minute.
  9. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  10. Bake 5 minute more or until hot and bubbly.

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