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Meaty Rigatoni Bake

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


  • 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


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

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  • pajamaangel
    Nov 12, 2018

    Really good and really easy! Leftovers are amazing as well.

  • PenelopeWin
    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
    Feb 8, 2016

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

  • lolohiser
    Jan 7, 2014

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

  • Joscy
    Jan 28, 2013

    Making this tonight. Looking forward to serving it!!

  • MayDayTiger
    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
    Nov 17, 2010

    Family favorite we eat it all the time.

  • haileyhannah
    Apr 18, 2010

    No comment left

  • twodots
    Jan 17, 2010

    Very good, however a bit salty.

  • Kim3623
    Dec 27, 2009

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