Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is great to prepare the night before, cover with plastic wrap, store in the frige and bake the next night after work. I don't remember where it came from and then of course it evolved as time passed. Before the computer, I didn't keep records, I kept notes, without a filing system.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 f.
  2. Cook pasta.
  3. Brown Sausage in Olive Oil.
  4. Drain on paper towel.
  5. When pasta is done, drain.
  6. don't rinse.
  7. While Pasta is still hot stir in Cheddar, Butter, and 1 Egg.
  8. Spread 1/2 of the Pasta mix in a large greased casserole dish.
  9. Pour 1 cup of Spaghetti Sauce evenly over pasta mix.
  10. Combine Cottage Cheese, 1 Egg, Salt, and Pepper.
  11. Spread mixture evenly over casserole.
  12. Spread Sausage evenly over cottage cheese mix.
  13. Spread remaining Pasta mix over Sausage.
  14. Pour 1 cup Spaghetti Sauce over Pasta mix.
  15. Sprinkle Mozzarella on top.
  16. Bake 50 min.
  17. Remove from oven.
  18. Sprinkle Parmesan on top, return to oven.
  19. Bake 10 min. more
  20. Remove, cover with loose foil tent, let rest 10 min.
  21. Serve.
  22. NOTE- If prepared the night before add 25 min, to the cooking time.
  23. NOTE- Be sure the dish can stand the sudden tempertaure change.


Most Helpful

Was able to make the casserole in about 30 minutes from start to finish. Put it in the oven 3 days later and it was a delicious meal. You'll definitely have plenty of leftovers. Used less sausage and cheese and it still turned out tasty.

teriw August 12, 2011

I loved this recipe. It did require some prep time...I think a little more than 30 minutes, but it was sooo delicious. Very similar to lasagna, but I liked the texture of the rotini in the recipe! Will definitely make again! BTW... this is 8 LARGE servings.

alabughosh June 30, 2010

Tastes like lasagna and is so easy to prepare. Thanks for a great recipe!

Desperada October 11, 2008

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