Baked rigatoni pairs tube pasta with a meaty, garlicky tomato sauce made with ground beef and Italian sausage, creamy ricotta, and melty shredded mozzarella. It's the kind of comfort food dinner that's always a hit!
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time1 hourhr40 minutesmins
Total Time2 hourshrs
Keyword: baked pasta, baked rigatoni
Author: Kasey Schwartz
½lbground italian sausage
2ea garlic clovesminced
124ozjar marinara sauce
salt & black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta to al dente according to the instructions on the box. Drain, toss with a little oil, and set aside.
In a large sauté pan, add the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef, italian sausage, garlic and onions and cook until lightly browned, about 6-8 minutes.
Add the marinara sauce and seasonings and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, season with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat. Toss the pasta in the sauce.
Add a layer of pasta and sauce to the prepared baking dish. Top with 4-5 spoons of ricotta and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Repeat the process ending with a top layer of cheese.
Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Garnish with chopped basil.