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This Rigatoni recipe is the best cheesy, hot pasta bake! Made with pasta, sausage, marinara, and gooey provolone, mozzarella, and parmesan! This easy dinner is a family favorite. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked, cheesy, italian sausage
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 712kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage can use sweet Italian sausage, if preferred
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus more to taste, if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper plus more to taste, if desired
  • 1 (23 oz) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta cooked 2 minutes less than al dente, according to box directions
  • 1 (8 oz) package provolone cheese slices
  • 1 (16 oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (8 oz) block mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a deep 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large non-stick skillet.
  • Once melted, add in sausage, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper,
  • Cook, breaking up the meat as you go, until the onions are soft and the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Stir in the jar of pasta sauce, then pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Spread 1/2 of the rigatoni mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Layer with 1/2 of the provolone cheese slices.
  • Dollop then spread out 1/2 of the sour cream on top of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 of the mozzarella.
  • Repeat the layers.
  • Top with grated parmesan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 minutes, or until the cheeses are melted and the dish is heated through.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Serving: 1person | Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1380mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1138IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 507mg | Iron: 3mg