Layered Italian Pasta Casserole


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Layered Italian Pasta Casserole

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    Instead of making lasagna, try this layered pasta casserole full of Italian flavor. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    4 c. dry Campanelle pasta (12-oz.)
    2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
    1 (8-oz.) pkg. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
    ⅔ c. white onion, chopped
    1 (14-oz.) pkg. fully cooked Italian-style sausage links, sliced ¼-inch thick
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee Italian seasoning
    2 (17.6-oz.) Gustare Vita tomato basil pasta sauce
    2 Hy-Vee large eggs, slightly beaten
    1 (15-oz.) container Hy-Vee whole milk ricotta cheese
    1 (8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee finely shredded Italian cheese, divided
    ¼ c. Soirée grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for serving
    Small fresh basil leaves, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • 9-by-13-inch baking pan
    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • Large pot
    • Large nonstick skillet
    • Foil


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lighlty spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside.

    2. Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 8 minutes. Drain; return pasta to pot. 

    3. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add mushrooms and onion. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add sliced sausage and Italian seasoning; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and sausage is cooked through (165 degrees). Add mushroom mixture and pasta sauce to pasta in pot. Gently stir to combine. 

    4. Whisk together beaten eggs and ricotta until combined. Stir in 1 cup Italian cheese and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. 

    5. Spread half of the pasta mixture in the prepared baking dish. Top with the ricotta mixture, spreading evenly on pasta layer. Cover ricotta layer with remaining pasta mixture. Tightly cover baking dish with foil. 

    6. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Italian cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes more or until heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil, if desired. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese. 

    Nutrition facts


    680 Calories per serving
    1½ cups

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 41g
    • Cholesterol: 125mg
    • Sodium: 920mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 46g
    • Protein: 30g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 25%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 15%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine November 2021