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Baked Rigatoni & Sausage

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

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
Baked Rigatoni & Sausage Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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