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Baked Sausage and Mushroom Rotini – Low Calories Recipe

Prep: 40 minutes

Bake: 30 minutes

Oven: 350°F

Makes: 6 servings


  • Three Half cups dried whole grain rotini or penne pasta
  • Twelve ounces uncooked Italian turkey sausage links (casings removed), uncooked ground turkey, or lean ground beef
  • One (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushroom
  • Half cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • Two (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • One (6-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato paste
  • One-third cup water
  • Quarter teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Quarter cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 ounce)
  • Quarter cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
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Energy value

  • calories 349 kcal
  • protein 16g fat 14g
  • carbohydrates 40g
  • cholesterol 34mg
  • sodium 303mg
  • dietary fibre 10g


  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 3-quart casserole; set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  3.  Meanwhile, in a 4-quart Dutch oven cook sausage, mushrooms, onion, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is brown and vegetables are tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks.
  4. Drain off fat. Add cooked pasta, tomatoes, tomato paste, the water, and red pepper flakes to sausage mixture in Dutch oven, stirring until combined.
  5. Transfer pasta mixture to prepared casserole.
  6. Bake, covered, for 20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until heated through.