Pasta al Forno

8 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour 35 minutes

total time


2 teaspoons olive oil

2 pounds mild Italian sausage (casings removed)

1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)

2 teaspoons garlic (minced)

24 ounce jar marinara sauce

8 ounce can tomato sauce

16 ounces rigatoni or other short pasta (cooked according to package directions in salted water)

2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)

2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.

For the sauce

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the sausage to the pan.

Cook the sausage for 3-4 minutes, breaking it up into small pieces with a spoon. Add the onion to the pan. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until sausage is browned and cooked through and onion is softened.

Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the marinara sauce and tomato sauce to the pan and bring the sauce to a simmer.

Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes or until just thickened

For assembly

Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce.

Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared pan and top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake covered for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until pasta is bubbly and cheese is melted and browned.

Sprinkle with parsley. Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve.


Serving Size



601 kcal

Total Fat

27 g

Saturated Fat

13 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



102 mg


726 mg

Total Carbohydrate

51 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

7 g


35 g

8 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour 35 minutes

total time
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