Cooking From Memory ~ A Recipe Journal

Baked Rotini with Italian Sausage

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Ingredients ~

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (mild or hot–your choice)
  • 1-2 onions, diced
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 jars prepared spaghetti sauce or “Joyce’s Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce”
  • 1 16 ounce carton Sour Cream
  • 3 to 4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 box Rotini pasta—cooked as per package directions

Method ~

Brown the meat, drain if needed. Add diced onions and peppers and sauté 2-3 minutes, until onions and peppers are tender.  Add mushrooms and sauté 2-3 minutes.  Stir in Sauce.  Simmer on low for 15 minutes.

Layer in a greased casserole:

  1. ½ noodles
  2. ½ spaghetti sauce
  3. ½ sour cream

Repeat the layering.

Top with mozzarella and bake covered with greased foil (spray the side that goes down on the cheese) at 350º for 40 minutes.  Remove foil, bake for 20 minutes uncovered.

~~With thanks to Kari Boldt

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