Rigatoni and Sausage Bake

"This is a yummy Italian dish that is quick and easy to make but hearty and rich. Pick up some Italian bread and enjoy!"
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • Over medium heat, cook sausage and onions in a skillet until sausage is cooked through.
  • Cut sausage into thin slices.
  • In a large bowl, stir together pasta, sausage mixture, 2 1/2 cups sauce, 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese and 2 tbl Parmesan cheese until well combined.
  • Spread mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheeses.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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  1. Hen49733
    so yummy! It's on my monthly list to make again and again!
  2. Karin Jensen
    although i am clueless about buying sausages, went on the q & a section and everyone was SO helpful!! This recipe received a 5 star from my husband who is MAJORLY picky!!!! The group members in the q & a says that Karen's recipes are one of the best on the site!!! Thank you!
  3. janice brady
    Oh My Gosh, this was sooo good. Even though I live in Florida it does occasionally get cold here. Since we are having a freeze warning the next few nights, I thought this sounded like a good recipe in the chilly weather. The Hubby and Son loved it, I figured ti would be good with the reviews I read. Karen, Thank you again.....
  4. Laudee
    Well, here's another 5 Star Winner! My gosh, Girl, this is just the best Italian recipe. So easy to put together and plenty of yield. The only change was I used Provlone and Ricotta Strata. Whoa, what a feast! We really enjoyed and thank you bunches for posting. Laudee C.
  5. Dorothy Stahl
    This was a big hit with the men folk! And so easy to prepare! The recipe didn't say what to do with the onions but I sauteed them in a little olive oil and added them to the sauce; worked just fine. Must look for more recipes by Karen!


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