Is your family looking for some new recipes right now? This one pot sausage rotini bake is super easy to prepare and clean up is a breeze, since everything comes together in one pot. And the taste? TO DIE FOR!!
Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a big fan of easy weeknight meals, particularly those that can considered one pot meals.
But don’t let the word easy make you think that It means that my recipes lack flavor. They are anything but
I’ve been cooking a lot of one pot meals lately. I love the way the flavors develop from this style of cooking. Check out my one pot jambalaya recipes for a full bodied dish.
Be sure to check out my tips for one pot cooking to make sure your recipes are a success.
This dish starts with a good quality pasta sauce. I chose a new pasta sauce called Prego Farmers’ Market pasta sauce. The name reminds me of days to come when we can all head out the Farmers’ Market for our spring grown fresh produce.
If you have a hard time finding this particular sauce, any good quality tomato sauce will do.
Also, when I think of the Farmers’ market, I picture vine ripened tomatoes picked at the peak of freshness, along with fresh herbs, and garlic and amazing flavors that only come from farm fresh ingredients so I grabbed those, too.
In a word or two? Irresistible taste!!
As soon as I saw this new pasta sauce, my recipe started coming together in my head.
Since I have a bit of a farmer’s market thing going on in my back yard with tons of fresh herbs, I knew that rosemary, MORE basil, fresh oregano and thyme were going to make it into my one pot meal.Is your family looking for new tastes right now? Get the taste of the Farmers Market in this one pot sausage rotini bake. It's ready in just 30 minutes. 🍲🍅🍃 Click To Tweet
This one pot sausage rotini bake is the perfect weeknight meal that is easy to make and super simple to clean up after.
I chose a Rotini pasta for this recipe. I want to make sure that every bit of this drool-worthy sauce makes its way onto the pasta, and rotini pasta does this in spades!
For my protein, I am choosing mild Italian sausages, with the casings removed. My cheeses are Parmesan Reggiano and extra sharp cheddar cheese, just because I happen to love them both!
Since I will be cooking the pasta in the same pot as the sauce, I will also use some extra tomatoes so I don’t have to add too much extra liquid that would dilute the flavor of my sauce.
I just love the way this one pot sausage rotini bake comes together. With each delicious addition of ingredients, the flavor of the dish changes, from spicy to savory to creamy….to YUM!
One thing that is very important for easy clean up is to use a skillet that is able to take the heat of the oven. This Green Life non stick pan will take temperatures to 450º so it is easy to make everything in one pan, which helps tremendously with clean up.
Also, the next time I put my ceramic pan in the oven, I plan to use a silicone pot handle holder.
Don’t ask me why I tell you this. But here is a hint: ceramic pots got from oven to ouchie in the blink of an eye without a handle holder! 🙁
The dish is made in four stages. Start by browning your mild Italian sausages, then add in the garlic, and your Prego Farmers’ Market tomato & Basil sauce and the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Next comes all those fresh herbs to enhance the already fabulous flavor. Since this is a Tomato and Basil sauce, I decided to add plenty of fresh basil to the pot.
The next step is to add your water and rotini pasta and cook this until the pasta is al dente.
Finally, on goes the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of the sharp cheddar cheese over the top, and then pop the whole thing into the oven for a few minutes until the cheeses melt and are bubbly and delicious.
This fabulous pasta is so full of fresh Farmers’ Market flavor. It has a hint of spice from the mild Italian sausages, with a comfort food richness from the cream and cheese.
This casserole is one of the best ones I have ever made and I love how easy it is to make. After making this dish, you will never used boxed convenience pasta products again!
Add a red gingham table cloth garlic toast and a tossed salad and your Farmers’ market one pot sausage rotini bake dinner will be a huge hit.
This will be one that they ask you to make again and again, and you won’t say no because you know it will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
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Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in June of 2016. I have updated the post to add new photos, a printable recipe card, nutritional information and a video for you to enjoy.
- 1/2 lb pound mild Italian sausage (skins removed) (2-3 sausages)
- 1 jar of good quality Tomato Sauce (I used Prego Farmers' Market brand
- 1/2 of a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 4 oz tomato sauce
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbsp fresh oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
- 1 cup water
- 8 ounces rotini pasta
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Regianno cheese
- pink sea salt
- ground black pepper
- 1 cup Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 1042mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 24g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.