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Meaty Rigatoni Bake Recipe

Meaty Rigatoni Bake Recipe

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. YIELD:3 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Meaty Rigatoni Bake

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PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 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."

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 243455
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

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

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 58217
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

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

Joscy User ID: 2694585 125237
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

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

MayDayTiger User ID: 5738465 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!!"

liljess87 User ID: 2731261 115796
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Family favorite we eat it all the time."

twodots User ID: 3323335 60320
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"Very good, however a bit salty."

Kim3623 User ID: 1724565 124880
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

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

ClaudiaTh User ID: 4406962 64720
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"Very very yummy!!"

twodots User ID: 3323335 151500
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

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

jamieperry0711 User ID: 3890642 206575
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"Very easy and tasted great! My husband and I loved this and will be making it again!"

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