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Cheesy Rigatoni Bake Recipe

Cheesy Rigatoni Bake Recipe

This baked pasta is a family favorite. One of our four children always asks for it as a birthday dinner. —Nancy Urbine, Lancaster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and salt until smooth; gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add eggs. Spoon into two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Layer each with one can of tomato sauce, half the mozzarella cheese and half the white sauce. Sprinkle each with half the Parmesan cheese.
  • 3. Bake casseroles, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
    Freeze option:Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 375°. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 7-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 274 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Cheesy Rigatoni Bake

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"We all enjoyed this one, will make again!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"I made this with skim milk and cut the recipe in half. This was very creamy recipe. I did use homemade pasta sauce as well. which added a lot of flavor. I also added minced garlic to the skim milk sauce."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014


Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"This was very good. I think I did something wrong though because the eggs were visible. Some were scrambled inside of the noodles. It still tasted good though."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"If you make this recipE the right way it comes out awesome. If you are using plain sauce I suggest adding basil and oregano about a spoonful of each. I made this for a dinner for family I had visiting and everyone including my pasta hating husband loved it. I'm making this again today for a big family get together and I'm making it with garlic bread and salad."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Even though my white sauce didn't come out quite smooth, this was decadent. We gobbled this up."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"Added Italian sausage and used spaghetti sauce, Mmmmm delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"My whole family LOVED this recipe! It is so good!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"My son loved this recipe. He is not much for meat with his pasta, so this was exactly hoe he likes his pasta. No meat, a little sauce and lots of cheese. His only request, MORE cheese. I think it needs a littlr more sauce also."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Love this recipe! I took this to a friend who had surgery and she & her husband loved it so much that she wanted the recipe too! I like it just the way it is--I don't find it too dry or bland like others mentioned."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"This recipe doesn't have much flavor. If I make it again, I will add flavor with green & red peppers, garlic, onion, more pepper & maybe turkey sausage."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"I made this with extra sauce since everyone said it was so dry. I also put a little sausage in for protein. However, we did not like it. It had almost no flavor to it."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I've made this a few times, for church dinners and family get togethers, always a huge hit, I've passed the recipe on to more people than I can count. I need a better way to mix the flour, butter, and milk so that the flour doesn't clump. Any help?"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"It is very dry as written. Needs a lot of adjustment."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"This was great. I added a lot of things to spice it up...Chicken, 1/2 onion, 1/2 red and orange peppers, basil, oregano, and a splash of crushed red pepper. It was fantastic!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I would make several changes to this recipe next time. It was very dry, but the flavor was good."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"love it!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I quadrupled this recipe to make for a boy's soccer team dinner. It was SO easy to make and they LOVED it! I did add 1 tsp. oregano and 1 tsp. italian seasoning to the tomato sauce."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"O-M-G! YUMMMMMM! My picky 12 year old son after one bite..."Oh in HEAVEN!" He had thirds! I will double this next time! Best thing i ever made...all four children cleaned their plates!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Our whole family like this. Instead of the tomato sauce I used garlic spaghetti sauce. We had this as our main course with garlic bread."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"My family loves this recipe! I add diced cooked chicken to the dish so it can be used as the main course . Very Yummy!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"My daughter is not a meat fan and this is her favorite dinner. It is great with a salad and garlic bread."

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