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Your family will love this hearty Italian casserole made with Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

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  • Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add cooking sauce, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the cooked pasta; stir well.

  • In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg.

  • Spoon pasta mixture into ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon ricotta cheese mixture on top; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes, removing foil last 10 minutes of bake time, until cheese melts and mixture is hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with basil.

Tips

*Instead of ricotta cheese, you can substitute 3/4 cup cottage cheese and increase Parmesan cheese to 1/2 cup.

For extra-easy cleanup, line the casserole with foil.

For even more flavor, try using hot Italian pork sausage.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; protein 26g; carbohydrates 29.8g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 88.4mg; sodium 976.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2013
My husband really liked this and he doesn't usually like pasta dishes...He loved the taste of the fresh basil....He did say it could use more sauce though I agree. I added a can of tomato sauce and used ground beef instead of sausage(I don't like sausage).I also cooked the onion with the beef and garlic instead of adding it with the sauce... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2012
My family really liked this and I thought it was ok...sausage really added flavor. The thing for me is I make these pasta bakes often and I didn't think the Starter really added anything...same amount of time number of dishes used and slightly more expensive using the Recipe Starter then if I made my own. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2012
My family really liked this and I thought it was ok...sausage really added flavor. The thing for me is I make these pasta bakes often and I didn't think the Starter really added anything...same amount of time number of dishes used and slightly more expensive using the Recipe Starter then if I made my own. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2013
My husband really liked this and he doesn't usually like pasta dishes...He loved the taste of the fresh basil....He did say it could use more sauce though I agree. I added a can of tomato sauce and used ground beef instead of sausage(I don't like sausage).I also cooked the onion with the beef and garlic instead of adding it with the sauce... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2015
My husband looooves this and he is a very picky eater. The thing about this recipe is I just use whatever I have on hand. If I have an egg great if not oh well. I use whatever cheese I happen to have and it's different every time. I use cream cheese instead of ricotta because my husband hates ricotta. I have made this probably 10 times and it's different every time and always tastes amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2013
I made so many changes to this recipe that it's hard to rate it. However what I did to it made it really good. I used penne (instead of ziti) ground beef (instead of sausage) 1 T. dried basil (instead of fresh) cottage cheese (instead of ricotta) and I added Italian seasoning plus 1/2 a jar of Herdez Guajillo Cooking Sauce. I also added salt. This turned out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Excellent dinner. Forgot to get rolls my bad. But still excellent! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2021
Good recipe, easy to make. The final outcome is determined by the quality of your ingredients. I made my tomatoes sauce from scratch, starting from fresh tomatoes. Tastes delicious. I would reserve some sauce to use at serving time. Garnish with fresh basil, fresh rosemary and a glass of red wine. Mamma Mia che buona! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2016
made it before love it Read More