Italian Sausage and Pasta Casserole

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mamabear22

This is a super-easy, super-quick casserole dish that I came up with last week. I used Italian turkey sausage that my husband had grilled while we were barbecuing the day before. I also used wheat rotini pasta, but I think any kind of pasta would work. The rest of the quantities are just estimates ... you could use more or less depending on your tastes. I used whole cumin, fennel, thyme, and rosemary and lightly ground them with a pestle, but you could also use pre-ground. My husband, who is not usually a casserole lover, has been raving about this ever since, and my daughter, who usually hates zucchini, cleaned her plate without even a mention of it.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made this recipe pretty much as written (although I did cut back on the cumin & also used lemon pepper instead of the usual S&P) & then took half of it over to a neighbor couple that I cook for on a regular basis (especially during PAC), & we are all of the same opinion ~ THIS RECIPE DEFINITELY DESERVES ALL THE STARS IT CAN GET ~ It's GREAT! Lots of different seasonings, but they all came together very well! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees at the tail end of the current PAC]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare pasta as directed, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  3. As pasta is cooking, cook Italian sausage as desired. (I like to pre-cook sausages, as they are easier to cut once they are already cooked.).
  4. After sausages are cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  5. In a large pan, saute onion, peppers, zucchini, and garlic in olive oil until opaque.
  6. Season with cumin, thyme, basil, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  7. Slice sausages into bite-size pieces, then add sausages, tomatoes, and pasta to the vegetables and stir.
  8. Spray large casserole dish with cooking spray and transfer entire mixture into dish.
  9. Top with feta cheese.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until cheese starts to melt.

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