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rotini and cheese with italian sausage medley

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
raymond spencer
st bernard, LA

I created this rotini pasta recipe filled with cheeses and Italian sausage medley.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For rotini and cheese with italian sausage medley

  • 2 c
    crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 4 Tbsp
    grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 8 oz
    uncooked rotini pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4
    sweet Italian sausages, sliced
  • 1 md
    red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3
    pepperoncini peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 md
    carrot, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    steak seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    sea salt mixed with black pepper
  • 2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 c
    crushed Doritos
  • 3/4 c
    panko bread crumbs

How To Make rotini and cheese with italian sausage medley

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 2
    Coat a 11- x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add 1 cup crumbled blue cheese and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese; mix well.
  • 3
    Cook rotini pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • 4
    Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add sliced Italian sausages, chopped purple onion, sliced pepperoncini peppers and chopped carrots. Cook and saute for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • 5
    Stir in steak seasoning and remaining grated Parmesan cheese. Remove from heat.
  • 6
    Melt margarine in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour and Italian seasoning until smooth, and cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 7
    Slowly whisk in milk, heavy cream and sea salt/black pepper. Cook, whisking often, 10 minutes or until thickened.
  • 8
    Remove from heat and gradually add sharp cheddar, colby jack, and remaining blue cheese; whisk well until smooth.
  • 9
    Stir in cooked rotini pasta and Italian sausage mixture. Remove from heat.
  • 10
    Spoon evenly into a prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed Doritos and panko bread crumbs.
  • 11
    Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.