Easy Creamy Parmesan Rigatoni (Rigatoni Alla Panna)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is so easy and so good! you can do this with penne pasta in place of rigatoni.


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; drain and return to the pot (do not rinse the cooked pasta) add in the butter, toss to combine.
  2. Meanwhile warm the cream in a small saucepan over low heat; then add to the cooked pasta along with the grated cheese; toss to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and serve.
Most Helpful

This was really good - so incredibly easy and so creamy; just like Kittencal says. I served this as a side dish with baked chicken and garlic bread. I didn't have any whipping cream on hand so I substituted half and half and it seemed to work fine. I added freshly ground pepper as well because I love it but that's just a personal preference. Thanks for the recipe.

Lainey6605 September 27, 2006