Rotini Casserole

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




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

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  1. teriw
    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.
  2. alabughosh
    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.
  3. Desperada
    Tastes like lasagna and is so easy to prepare. Thanks for a great recipe!


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