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Rigatoni Surprise Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Rigatoni Surprise

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"Creamy and spicy sauce over rigatoni pasta. Delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil; stir in the rigatoni and cook at a boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 13 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the ground beef, garlic, onion, and bell pepper in a large pot over medium-high heat until the ground beef has browned and the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Pour in the tomato sauce and salsa; season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the Cheddar cheese and cream; cook and stir 3 minutes, then stir in the sour cream until evenly blended. Add the drained pasta and stir until heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2010

add a handful more cheese round out the cream and sour cream to 1/2 cup and bake in ovenfor 1/2 hr or so this is great recipe

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2011

Meh. It's not bad, but it's not as good as the reviews led me to hope. Kind of a bland Hamburger Helper type dish. Again, it's not bad, just more of a Midwestern hotdish.

Jan 22, 2010

This should be called Southwestern Pasta Surprise! I kinda expected a bit of italian flavor even with the salsa but there was nothing italian about it. However it was really good! Not gourmet by any means but a nice hearty super fast and easy yummy meal. I used whole milk instead of cream because thats what I had and it seemed to work just fine. Thanks for the idea!

May 03, 2010

The recipe was tasty and easy to make.

Jan 27, 2010

Definitely different but very good! I was concerned about the lack of spices so added a handful of chili powder and then probably 1/3 cup of sweet chili sauce (in the Asian section). We all enjoyed it but I am rating 4 stars due to the changes. I don't like it when people change recipes and then vote them 5 stars.. Ha.

Feb 11, 2010

This was not quite what I expected for rigatoni. Not Italian at all and more like hamburger helper with a mexican flair. I used wagon wheel pasta instead and onion powder instead of fresh onion. I was an oz short of tomato sauce so I added some ketchup to make up the rest. My husband didn't like this while the rest of the family did. I added a little extra shredded cheese. Thanks, this was a nice flavorful dish without much fuss.

Jan 19, 2010


Feb 08, 2010

This was very easy and a pretty quick meal. Not my favorite, but certainly not bad. Thanks for a simple solution after a long day!


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  • Calories
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 783 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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