Italian Rigatoni Casserole Recipe -
Italian Rigatoni Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Italian Rigatoni Casserole

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"This recipe, adapted to use the traditional flavors of Classico® Pasta Sauce, was originally submitted by Allrecipes home cook ERINLOVE65."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Pour in rigatoni, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set pasta aside.
  3. Meanwhile, brown ground beef and italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. With a slotted spoon, remove beef and sausage to a baking dish. Stir mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, and cooked pasta into the baking dish. Sprinkle cheese and pepperoni over the top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
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Nov 23, 2010

I used half of the ground beef and half of the sausage and about 1.5 cups of mozzarella/mixed Italian cheese and a total of 32 ounces of sauce (Ragu light tomato and basil).

Feb 01, 2012

This recipe is so easy and adaptable to everyone's tastes. I only used beef instead of the beef/sausage combination and also omitted the mushrooms. I also used a different pasta sauce, and I think just about any kind would work in this recipe. This is a favorite of my kids' and of mine because it is simple, quick, and the whole family loves it!

Nov 03, 2010

Fantastic!! All I changed was to reduce the amount of cheese (not a big cheese fan), but other than that I followed the recipe to the letter and it is wonderful! I'm very much a novice in the kitchen and even so, it turned out great!

Jan 08, 2012

Make this with 2 sweet and 2 hot Italian sausages that you cook and break up into small pieces. Use 1 lb. of rigatoini. Mix together the sausage, rigatoni, 2 cups marinara and add 2 medium size ripe tomatoes, diced plus about 1 tsp. of oregano and 1/2 tsp. hot red-pepper flakes plus 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves coarsely torn plus 12 oz. of mozzarella. Toss well and add extra mozzarella to the top and bake until cheese is melted about 20 minutes. KC*

Feb 24, 2011

Yummy and easy!

Feb 16, 2012

I tend to only review recipes if they're real standouts (or stinkers). This was delicious!! And it made sooo much. I have a casserole dish that's bigger than 9x13 so I guess maybe a 10x15, that's the dish I put the pasta mixture into and it filled it right up to the rim! I didn't want it to run over while baking so I scooped some out to go into a 8x8 dish. The changes I made were I used two 240z jars of sauce and one of them was marinara-and that was plenty and I do not like pasta dishes on the dry side. Whenever I see a pasta recipe I immediately think "onion and garlic" so I diced up an onion and minced several garlic cloves into the meat mix. I also used more mozzarella (2 1lb blocks) and I put it throughout the pasta and on top. And I totally forgot the mushrooms! Which is fine w/ me, b/c it gives me a reason to make this again soon! And when I do make it I'll add 2 cans of mushrooms and a can of diced tomatoes. This is a great recipe b/c it's easy, absolutely delicious and makes a LOT.

Dec 01, 2011

This is easier to make and tastes better than lasagna in my opinion. I omitted the ground beef, used 1 lb of ground hot Italian sausage, half a lb of rigatoni pasta, 4 oz canned chunky portabella mushrooms, crushed my own 28 oz can of roma tomatoes, 8 oz packaged Italian mozzarella cheese mix, and covered the whole thing in spicy pepperoni. A dash of Italian seasoning and a touch of garlic powder in the sauce blended nicely with the flavors as well. This was perfect for my sweetie and I with some leftovers to spare. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for this recipe!

Mar 07, 2013

Made very few changes but overall it was a hit....LOVED IT!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 823 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.7 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 51.7 g
  • 103%
  • Sodium
  • 1892 mg
  • 76%

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

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