Baked Italian Sausage Rotini is a savory, cheesy, and a little spicy. It is an easy dinner and can be frozen and reheated later.
This Italian Sausage Rotini is a husband favorite (our kids love it too)! It a little spicy and really cheesey and just yummy, there usually isn’t any left. And I love it because it is so easy to throw together and pop in the oven. If there are any leftovers, this reheats really well for lunches. I have also done this as a freezer meal before, just freeze it and then thaw it out before baking. I have taken this over as a meal for neighbors too, but I usually leave out the red pepper flakes if I am giving it to other people! We like it spicy but I know some people aren’t a fan of the heat! I realize it’s called an italian sausage rotini bake but we like mixing it up with the noodles, we do either rotini, bowtie, or wagon wheel noodles, all three are good!
- Roll the ground italian sausage into small balls. In a large fry pan, brown the garlic in olive oil. Then add sausage balls and cook until browned.
- In a large bowl toss together the sausage with all the other ingredients reserving 1 cup of cheese.
- Pour pasta mixture into a 9x13 inch pan lined with cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 25 min. Top with remaining cheese and bake 5 more minutes.