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Meaty Rigatoni Bake Recipe
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Meaty Rigatoni Bake Recipe

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Here's a super-easy Italian entree you may just fall in love with. “I created this dish from ingredients I had on hand,” says Mary Jo Grossman of Cloquet, Minnesota. “My husband, Bob, and I are empty-nesters, so I'm always interested in recipes for one or two.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 8 slices pepperoni

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 414 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 1385mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein .

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and mushrooms. Drain pasta; add to sausage mixture.
  2. Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese and pepperoni. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Meaty Rigatoni Bake in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p11


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PenelopeWin 244717
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"This was so simple. I was a bit skeptical of all the meat (especially the pepperoni) but it really was delicious. My kids and my husband liked it. Definetely a keeper. It reheated great and tasted even better the next day."

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mkfrazier 243455
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"Very tasty! Following lolohiser's suggestion, we left out the pepperoni. It wasn't needed. So good!!!"

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lolohiser 58217
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Simple and delicious. Would leave out the pepperoni - almost tastes like pizza but without the crust."

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Joscy 125237
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"Making this tonight. Looking forward to serving it!!"

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MayDayTiger 206576
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Simple, delicious recipe for a new to cooking couple. I used an extra 1/2 cup of uncooked rigatoni, and was very pleased with the result. Seemed it would have been very very sausage, sauce and pepperoni heavy. Can't wait to make it again!!"

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liljess87 115796
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Family favorite we eat it all the time."

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twodots 60320
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"Very good, however a bit salty."

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Kim3623 124880
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"This dish is very good. I used Hunt's Zesty and Spicy Spaghetti Sauce."

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ClaudiaTh 64720
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"Very very yummy!!"

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twodots 151500
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"We really liked this recipe. I added more cheese on top. Tasty !"

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