Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake

This classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake makes the perfect weeknight dinner! You’ll be licking your plate clean with this one.

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The Best Sausage Pasta Bake

Gimme all the easy pasta bake recipes!  I am all about the easy weeknight dinners these days. With school, sports and other activities each week it’s nice to have quick and simple classics to count on. This is just that. The whole family loves this Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake and it’s a breeze to put together.  Let’s see how easy it is to put together!

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Brown your Italian Sausage and add in your favorite pasta sauce.

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Cook your favorite pasta, one minute less than directed on package so they stay al dente when baked.

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Add them to your sauce and give a nice stir.

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Mix your Ricotta, Pamesan and Mozzarella then place dollops over half of your pasta in a 9×13 inch baking dish. My favorite 9 x 13 inch baking dishes are by Emile Henry.  Find them at your favorite kitchen store.  Top with remaining pasta then sprinkle with additional mozzarella cheese. Bake until hot and cheese is melted.

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Come out cheesy and delicious!

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Love! Makes great leftovers too 🙂

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Tips For Serving This Pasta Bake

  1. Serve this easy pasta bake with a nice side salad with lots of vegetables and a loaf of crusty garlic bread.
  2. Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc.
  3. This is a great recipe to serve for busy weeknights, but also great for feeding a crowd.
  4. We love this recipe for Sunday dinner too.  With a salad and garlic bread, it’s great!
  5. We love to serve this dish with homemade brownies for dessert.  Try my One Bowl Chocolate Chunk Brownies.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake by Picky Palate

Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake

This classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake makes the perfect weeknight dinner! You'll be licking your plate clean with this one.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 601kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1 pound Rigatoni pasta or other small noodle
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 26 ounce jar pasta sauce
  • 15 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and cook pasta according to package directions. Remove 1 minute before suggested cook time. Drain and set aside.
  • Cook Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in pasta sauce and cooked pasta. Transfer half of mixed pasta to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Place Ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Spoon dollops evenly over pasta in baking dish. Spread to cover pasta. Top with remaining pasta then top with additional shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve warm.


Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1149mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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47 Responses
    1. Jenny

      I don’t think that would work Bri. I would recommend leaving out the ricotta before substituting.

      1. Meghan

        My mom always substituted cottage cheese for ricotta. I don’t like the texture of ricotta, so I do the same. 🙂

  1. Kathy @ Olives & Garlic

    I love that you used ricotta in this recipe. My daughter will LOVE this dish, she can eat pasta every day. Will be fabulous with cheesy garlic bread.

  2. Christy

    This was soooo good. I made this last night for my family. I loved that it made a lot so that we could have left overs. I don’t like ricotta cheese so I omitted that and added more mozz and parm. I was really tasty and quick to fix.
    Thanks again for all of your great recipes.


  3. Megan {country cleaver}

    I’m trying to get a hold of myself – that ooey gooey cheese is sending me over the edge!

  4. Christa

    Making this tonight for dinner. I LOVE pasta with sausage and all that cheese you can’t go wrong. I’m sure my family will love it. Thanks!

  5. Susan Beauchaine

    Jenny, I made this for dinner tonight. It was FABULOUS!!!
    I made it with regular sausage (I don’t like Italian sausage)
    Thank you SO much for sharing!

  6. Jessica

    Did you add parsley to it before baking as well? It looks like it in the photos but it’s not listed in the ingredients.

  7. Keri

    How much ricotta cheese? Mozarella cheese is listed twice in the recipe and ricotta is left off.

  8. Liz@Virtually Homemade

    This would be gone in like 2 minutes at our house with two big boys to feed. Pinned 🙂


    Jenny, lovin’ the all that cheese girl! I have been craving a good pasta for a while and this is exactly what I would like to eat 😀 Those noodles too are perfect because they tend to hold all the good stuff in the center! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Can’t go wrong with a traditional Italian dish. Love the sausage with pasta combo. Definitely my fav! Beautiful photos!

  11. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Easy dinners with cheese and sausage and carbs? How did you know EXACTLY what I was craving today? Pinned!

  12. Crystal | Apples & Sparkle

    I love the addition of the ricotta layer. Yum! This is the perfect type of dish for my family. I have 3 hungry guys to feed and we are often all on different schedules. Casseroles like this are perfect. = )

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