Baked Cavatappi with Italian Sausage Recipe

Recipes.net Team
Recipes.net Team Published March 14, 2020

Corkscrews of Cavatappi pasta are baked with tender slices of sweet Italian sausage and a homemade marinara sauce in this hearty dish. We recommend garnishing your casserole with a sprinkling of finely-chopped basil leaves before serving.

How To Make Baked Cavatappi with Italian Sausage

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausages (sliced)
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lb Cavatappi pasta (cooked al dente and drained)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. 

  3. Place the sausage slices in the saucepan and cook until tender.

  4. Add the chopped onion, garlic, oregano, and basil. Cook until onions are tender and garlic is fragrant.

  5. Stir in crushed tomatoes and honey, plus salt and pepper as needed.

  6. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring continuously, then reduce heat to low. Let the sauce simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Stir in the Cavatappi pasta. Pour the pasta and sauce into the prepared baking dish.

  8. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake for 30 minutes until the dish is warmed through and cheese has melted. Serve.

How To Make Baked Cavatappi with Italian Sausage

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Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausages, sliced
  • 1 onion, medium, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb Cavatappi pasta, cooked al dente and drained
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. 

  3. Place the sausage slices in the saucepan and cook until tender.

  4. Add the chopped onion, garlic, oregano, and basil. Cook until onions are tender and garlic is fragrant.

  5. Stir in crushed tomatoes and honey, plus salt and pepper as needed.

  6. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring continuously, then reduce heat to low. Let the sauce simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Stir in the Cavatappi pasta. Pour the pasta and sauce into the prepared baking dish.

  8. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake for 30 minutes until the dish is warmed through and cheese has melted. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 168mg
  • Calories: 455kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 52mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 485mg
  • Protein: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 580mg
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 322IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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