Baked Rotini with Italian Sausage

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Baked Rotini with Italian Sausage is savory, cheesy, and a little spicy. It is an easy dinner and can be frozen and reheated later.

Baked Italian Sausage Rotini in a pan and some on a blue plate with 2 breadsticks.

Baked Rotini with Italian Sausage

This Italian Sausage Rotini is a husband favorite (our kids love it too)! It’s a little spicy and really cheesy and just yummy. There usually isn’t any left. 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! If you are looking for another delicious, easy pasta dinner try our Easy Cheese Manicotti!

Would Other Noodles Work Well?

Even though this is an Italian sausage rotini bake, that doesn’t mean you have to use rotini noodles. We like to mix it up sometimes with bowtie pasta, wagon wheels, rotini and more. Or use them all at the same time. It’s amazing how the different shape of noodles feel like they alter the flavor slightly. In reality, the shape of pasta doesn’t change the taste of the noodle, but it can change the way it mingles with the sauce, based on surface area, thickness of the noodle etc. Regardless, using multiple pastas works out well!

Something on the Side

There are several great thing you can serve on the side of this Baked Rotini with Italian Sausage. Depending on what you’re in the mood for.

How To Make Baked Rotini with Italian Sausage

Baked Italian Sausage Rotini in a pan and some on a blue plate with 2 breadsticks.

Baked Italian Sausage Rotini

5 from 2 votes
Baked Italian Sausage Rotini is a savory, cheesy, and a little spicy. It is an easy dinner and can be frozen and reheated later.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 9×13 inch pan

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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 9×13 inch pan lined with cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 25 min. Top with remaining cheese and bake 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 726kcalCarbohydrates: 121gProtein: 30gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 852mgPotassium: 764mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 985IUVitamin C: 8.4mgCalcium: 241mgIron: 3.4mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m a sucker for any pasta or lasagna food, so this was a home run for my family! It was super easy to make and I loved how it turned out! Thank you for this amazing recipe!!

  2. Hi. I want to try your baked Italian sausage Rotini and I need to know what cheese to use instead of canned spaghetti sauce with cheese I cannot eat that. Thank you

  3. We can’t do spicy, but this looks delicious. Can I leave out the pepper flakes (say yes please…lol)?

  4. I love the wagon wheel noodles ! Very easy recipe that sounds delic ! Great photo too. I want to make this and sneak in some veggies or maybe use spaghetti sauce that has ’em in there:)

  5. my 18 year old daughter is back from BYU for the summer and made this for dinner this evening. We had some left over homemade sauce from the chicken parmesan meal a couple of nights ago.She mixed the left over sauce with a jar of the 4 cheese sauce. This was a big hit at our house. I think it is a super kid friendly meal. We all loved it!
    Stephanie Quinn, Mt Airy, MD