Baked Italian Sausage Rotini

Rotini pasta is tossed with Italian sausage meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella cheese then baked to cheesy perfection. A delicious spin on spaghetti night!

Baked Italian Sausage Rotini
We’re putting a little spin on spaghetti night! This recipe is an easy and unique way to make spaghetti and meatballs without a ton of ingredients. The Italian sausage meatballs add a ton of flavor that the entire family is going to love. My kids beg for more when they eat this!

Baked Italian Sausage Rotini

My favorite part of this dish is the baked cheesiness that goes on top. I love the flavor and texture of pasta that’s been baking in the oven under a pile of cheese. I can’t even type that without drooling!

Baked Italian Sausage Rotini
Baked Italian Sausage Rotini


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1lb uncooked ground Italian sausage
  • 1lb box rotini pasta
  • 1 (24oz) can or bottle spaghetti sauce
  • 2 c. mozzarella cheese, grated and divided


  1. Prepare meatballs by rolling uncooked sausage into 3/4 - 1 inch balls. Place garlic and olive oil in a large saute pan and cook for one minute. Add meatballs and cook till browned.
  2. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water. Strain and rinse the pasta then place in a large bowl; add meatballs. Pour spaghetti sauce and 1 cup cheese directly over the pasta and meatballs. Stir together well.
  3. Pour pasta mixture into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 375° for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with last cup of cheese. Bake uncovered 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Favorite Family Recipes

Baked Italian Sausage Rotini
I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

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Baked Italian Sausage Rotini

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