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Baked Rigatoni & Sausage

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


  • 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 shredded Italian cheese blend


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

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  • SColson132
    Apr 8, 2020

    Excellent recipe! I used bulk Italian sausage and rotini pasta. I also did not bake it. Turned out really well!

  • NH-rescue
    Dec 31, 2019

    Good, quick meal that satisfies a hearty appetite! We cut the sausage into bite-sized pieces to spread it out among the pasta. The spiciness can be varied by using spicier sausage and different types of spaghetti sauce.

  • TNbluffbaker
    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
    May 8, 2015

    Really great when you are in a hurry!!

  • pajamaangel
    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
    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
    Apr 4, 2013

    This is so delicious and easy to make.

  • Phyllann
    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • sener
    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • Joscy
    Mar 10, 2013

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