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Italian Sausage Mostaccioli

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Italian Sausage Mostaccioli is cozy, comfort food and universally loved in my house. It's delicious just freshly baked and right out of the oven- cheese strings and all. Yet somehow, it gets better overnight in the fridge and when rewarmed the next day. And it just so happens to be simple to throw together.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked pasta, italian sausage, mostaccioli, pasta
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 553
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 pound bulk italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion about 1/2 an onion, if large
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 ounces mostaccioli noodles
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella freshly shredded


  • Preheat your oven to 325°.
  • Heat a 10-inch deep sided skillet over medium heat. Add in the ground chuck, Italian sausage, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often until the meat is cooked through and the onions have softened.
  • Add in the tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper flakes, pepper and sugar. Stir and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta half the time directed on the package. Drain and add into the pan with the meat sauce.
  • Pour half of the meat and noodle mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with half the mozzarella and then add the remaining meat/noodle mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan and the rest of the shredded mozzarella.
  • Slide onto the middle rack of your oven and bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbling.
  • Allow the mostaccioli cool for a few minutes before serving.


*You can find my recipe for homemade Italian seasoning in my cookbook.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 3mg