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Radiatore Casserole

Radiatore Casserole

Change is a good thing when it comes to recipes! I like to change up classic recipes in my repertoire. This radiatore casserole is an adaptation of penne casserole.

This past year there has been a year of a lot of change. I just finished my first year of law school! I never expected to attend law school and that was the initial big change in my life! Nevertheless, I still love music and still perform and record.

To celebrate change, take a listen to “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” sung by Dinah Washington. I love her clear diction and bright vocal tone!

Radiatore Casserole


  • 2 pounds hot Italian sausage
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated, divided
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 pound radiatore pasta
  • 1 jar (25 ounces) tomato and basil pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Over medium heat, cook sausage in a large frying pan. Drain off grease. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together ½ cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and cottage cheese. Set aside.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain into a colander. Dump pasta into cheese mixture. Toss to coat hot pasta with cheese.
  5. In a large baking dish at least 9” x 13” in size. Pour 1 cup of pasta sauce in the baking dish and spread over the bottom of the dish with the back of a spoon.
  6. Layer half of the pasta mixture over the sauce.
  7. Crumble and sprinkle sausage over the pasta mixture.
  8. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese over the sausage.
  9. Layer remaining half of the pasta mixture over the mozzarella cheese.
  10. Pour remaining pasta sauce over the pasta mixture.
  11. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  12. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes until steaming hot.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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