5 Ingredient Baked Rotini

5 ingredients is all you need to make this Easy Baked Rotini Pasta! This Easy Pasta Bake is a kid friendly casserole that can feed a large crowd on a budget. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Baked Rotini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 16 ounce whole wheat rotini noodles or ziti, rigatoni, etc
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta liquid
  • 4 cups homemade or jarred spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 2 cups shredded cheese mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan or a mixture


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook pasta 1-2 minutes less than package directions in salted boiling water. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. 
  • Mix cooked pasta and reserved sauce together with sauce, cottage cheese, egg, and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Pour into a large 9x13 pan or casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
  • Alternatively, you can prep this dish earlier up to baking. Add 20 minutes to baking time if coming from fridge.
Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Baked Rotini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 1034mg45%
Potassium 627mg18%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 220mg22%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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