Baked Caprese Pasta

Caprese Pasta with Italian Sausage2

Hi Lovelies!

Yum. That’s all I have to say about this recipe. It’s pretty basic, but it’s just one of those comfort type foods for me. I just can’t get enough of tomato, mozzarella, and basil lately. (Like this recipe) Really anything with basil in it since I bought my own basil plant! I used Italian sausage in this version, but you could really substitute ground beef or chicken if you wanted to make it a little more kid friendly.

Tomato Basil Pasta with Sausage


  • Rigatoni
  • Olive Oil
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Mozzarella
  • Italian Sausage
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan

Baked Caprese Pasta


  1. Start boiling some water for the pasta, be sure to add a little olive oil to the water in order to keep the noodles from sticking together.
  2. I used sausage that was already cooked, it just needed to be grilled, so this is where we started the grill and threw those babies on.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add your rigatoni.
  4. While the pasta is boiling chop up the fresh basil and cut your tomatoes into halves. Chop your fresh mozzarella into 1/4 inch cubes.
  5. In a saucepan mix your tomato sauce with  about 1/3 a cup of heavy cream.
  6. Mix the basil, tomatoes, about 1/2 a cup of parmesan into the creamy tomato sauce.
  7. Once the parmesan is melted, your sauce is ready.
  8. When the sausage is grilled and ready, slice into 1/2 inch pieces and put into sauce.
  9. When the noodles are tender, drain them and put them into an oven safe casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the pasta and mix it up until all noodles are coated.
  10. Take your mozzarella cubes and fold them into the noodles.
  11. Put the casserole dish in the oven at 450 for about 25-35 minutes.
  12. Serve the ooey gooey goodness:)

Caprese Pasta Bake

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