Rating: 4.36 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

An easy-to-make weeknight dinner with minimal cooking. Just throw everything together and let your oven do the rest.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large baking dish.

  • Cook sausage and onion in a large skillet until meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Combine spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, Italian seasoning, basil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add sausage and onion mixture; stir until well combined. Add pasta and carefully mix until well incorporated. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with remaining mozzarella, and bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use store-bought or homemade spaghetti sauce. If dish seems too dry, add an additional 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce.

Nutrition Facts

673 calories; protein 39.9g; carbohydrates 56.5g; fat 31.6g; cholesterol 133.4mg; sodium 1953.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2020
No changes. Picky kids loved it. So did hubby. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2020
I made this exactly to the recipe directions......tasteless. Also, too much cottage cheese. Probably would have been slightly better using hot sausage. Definitely needed more spices. I will not make this again. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
No changes. Picky kids loved it. So did hubby. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2020
Made it for a party was a big hit Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
An easy and very tasty receipt. I would definitely make it again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2021
delicious recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2020
Delicious! The only change I made was to leave out the Italian seasoning since our family is not a fan of rosemary. It was very flavorful with mild Italian sausage but if you want an extra kick you can use hot. Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2020
No changes. Picky kids loved it. So did hubby. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2021
Turned out really good! I forgot to get a onion & basil but it was still delicious!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2020
I made this exactly to the recipe directions......tasteless. Also, too much cottage cheese. Probably would have been slightly better using hot sausage. Definitely needed more spices. I will not make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2020
Just what I neded ! And delicious Read More