Sour Cream Rotini bake

It is getting that fall feel here, I don’t know about where you are but there is nothing better than a saucy pasta casserole to celebrate the chilly days.

I have seen recipes like this except they often use egg noodles and cottage cheese, I wanted to use rotini and I also cannot stand cottage cheese… like not even in lasagna, funny that people say “oh you cant tell the difference!” Oh but I really can.

Anyway, I redefined this recipe a bit by substituting rotini for egg noodles, ricotta for cottage cheese, and Italian sausage for ground beef. I of course had to share this recipe with you and hopefully you like it too!

Here is what you will need


  • 1 pound Italian sausage(mild or spicy is your choice)
  • 30 oz tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 10 oz Rotini noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped

Here is what you will do


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees
  • brown sausage cook thoroughly
  • add onion and garlic, salt and pepper
  • cook through
  • add tomato sauce to the sausage
  • cook noodles until almost tender(the noodles will continue to cook in the oven)
  • drain noodles and allow to cool
  • mix sour cream, ricotta cheese and green onion add to cool noodles mix thoroughly
  • grease a 9X13 casserole dish
  • put half the noodle mixture in casserole dish
  • top with half the sausage and tomato sauce mixture
  • top with half the cheese
  • layer the other half of noodles on top of the cheese
  • layer the other half of the sausage and tomato sauce mixture
  • top with remaining cheese
  • place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes the cheese should be bubbly and golden brown

Serve dish with garlic bread and salad and enjoy

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