Baked Rigatoni & Sausage Recipe
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Baked Rigatoni & Sausage Recipe

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To serve a dozen people without any extra effort, simply double this recipe and prepare two of these hearty pasta bakes. —Elaine Neukirch, Genoa, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3-3/4 cups uncooked rigatoni
  • 5 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each), sliced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 544 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1341mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein .


  1. Cook rigatoni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add spaghetti sauce and wine.
  2. Drain rigatoni; add to sausage mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Freeze individual portions of cooled pasta mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little spaghetti sauce if necessary.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Rigatoni & Sausage in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p84

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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TNbluffbaker 228862
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"A friend brought me this after I got out of the hospital. My family loved it! It was nourishing to both body and soul!"

lolohiser 226078
Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"Really great when you are in a hurry!!"

pajamaangel 221223
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"This had nice flavor. I am not a fan of cooking with wine since I don't drink it, but I went ahead and used a Pinot Noir and it was surprisingly delicious. Just a hint of the flavor after it cooked off. I will make this dish again."

sener 180719
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"This was very easy to make. It was a big hit at our house. I will definitely be making this recipe over and over again!"

Phyllann 194118
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"This is so delicious and easy to make."

Phyllann 118489
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"This is so delicious and easy to make. I'll make it next weekend for a family meeting dinner!"

sener 195760
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"This was great! My husbands absolute favorite. Will definitely make this again and soon."

Joscy 185970
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I'm all for easy, and this dish definitely fits. Ever sooooo good. Thank you for sharing."

tranquil44 133801
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"Could use more sauce, too cheesy"

gregspotato 195759
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"yummy! i froze the leftovers and we ate them later. just as good as the first time around."

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