Simple Sausage Pasta Bake

Having trouble finishing off that last piece of sausage? Throw it in this simple dish to satisfy your cravings and keep you full until meal time.

This recipe makes enough for two people: a generous portion for one, or a hearty serving for two. The recipe calls for fresh oregano (in place of dried) because it has a stronger flavor and more pungent aroma. However, if you prefer a more mild taste or don’t have any oregano on hand, feel free to replace it with fresh basil, sage, or rosemary.

A meat lover’s delight! This simple Italian dish is low in fat, low in carbs and high in protein. The perfect family meal to do on a weeknight, this meaty pasta bake is a simple dish that everyone will enjoy.

This delectable four-ingredient sausage pasta bake is sure to delight the whole family. This is a home hit because of the mild mozzarella flavor combined with the garlic marinara and Italian sausage. The easy-to-follow recipe and delectable ingredients will satisfy everyone from a picky child to a hungry spouse.


I don’t always have a lot of time on my hands. This recipe simplifies my supper routine by providing enough food for seconds or leftovers. It goes well with just about everything, including vegetables, garlic bread, and salads like this one! You can make this easy sausage pasta bake ahead of time and put it in the oven anytime you want, or you can prepare it just before serving and throw it in the oven – supper is done in under an hour.

Can I make the pasta bake with other meats?

You certainly can! My family like Italian sausage because it has a lot of flavor. We’ve used ground beef, ground turkey, and even crumbled meatballs in this recipe. In this simple meal, you may easily replace anything your family likes.

Which sausage is the healthiest?

Turkey sausage is the healthiest sausage. While it’s untraditional, turkey sausage is healthier than pig sausage since it has less calories and fat per serving. Because of the added spices, it has a more delicious flavor than ground beef. However, it may have a greater amount of cholesterol, so always check the labels if you’re concerned about nutritional value.

What if I don’t have the proper pasta on hand?

This meal may be made with almost any kind of pasta. I wouldn’t use any kind of spaghetti or long noddle in this recipe. It makes presenting the finished meal a bit more challenging, and certain kinds of noddles don’t take hold of the sauce and spices as well. We utilize penne, elbow, rigatoni, and other similar pastas. Simply follow the instructions on the package while cooking.


To make the Simple Sausage Pasta Bake, combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  • 1 package Bowtie Pasta
  • 1 pound of sausage
  • Mozzarella cheese, 2 cups
  • 1 jar Bertoli Pasta Sauce (organic)

Simple sausage pasta bake instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit if you want to bake straight immediately.

2. Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions.

3. Brown the meat while the pasta is cooking and shred afterward. Make sure the sausage is fully cooked.


4. Drain the spaghetti well once both the pasta and the sausage have finished cooking.

5. Remove the sausage from the casing.

6. Return the spaghetti to the saucepan after it has been drained. Combine the meat and spaghetti sauce in a large mixing bowl. To mix, stir everything together well.


7. Pour the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish that has been buttered.

8. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top in an equal layer.

9. Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven. Enjoy!

** If not baking straight immediately, cover and refrigerate after the cheese is on top for up to 48 hours before cooking. Simply preheat the oven and bake for 30 minutes when ready. If the casserole is frozen, make sure it is completely thawed before baking.


We are a leftover-obsessed household. This meal feeds a family of four and has leftovers for lunch the following day. No one is ever sorry to see this meal come around again, whether it’s cooked in a thermos for my kids’ lunch boxes or packed with my husband for his day at the squadron!


15-minute prep time

30 minutes to prepare

45 minutes in total


  • 1 package Bowtie Pasta
  • 1 pound of sausage
  • Mozzarella cheese, 2 cups
  • 1 jar Bertoli Pasta Sauce (organic)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions in a saucepan on the stove. Drain the water and put it aside.
  3. Brown sausage in a separate pan, drain, and put aside.
  4. Toss in the cooked pasta and crumbled sausage, along with the pasta sauce.
  5. Stir well to include all of the ingredients.
  6. Fill a greased 9X13 baking dish halfway with the mixture.
  7. Serve with mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes, or until the mixture starts to boil.
  9. Enjoy!

Information about nutrition:



Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 385 calories 30 g total fat 12g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 14g of unsaturated fat 76 milligrams of cholesterol 956 mg sodium 9g Carbohydrates 1 gram of fiber 2 g sugar 19 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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