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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Over medium heat, cook sausage in a large frying pan. Drain off grease. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together ½ cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and cottage cheese. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain into a colander. Dump pasta into cheese mixture. Toss to coat hot pasta with cheese.
- 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.
- Layer half of the pasta mixture over the sauce.
- Crumble and sprinkle sausage over the pasta mixture.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese over the sausage.
- Layer remaining half of the pasta mixture over the mozzarella cheese.
- Pour remaining pasta sauce over the pasta mixture.
- Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
- Cover loosely with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until steaming hot.