25 Homemade Rigatoni

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This delectable and simple rigatoni epitomize a direct pasta dish that’s so flavorful, it’s challenging to restrict oneself to just a single serving.

They’re made with tomatoes, garlic, and sausage, and they taste just like spaghetti.

So if you’re looking for something new to try in your meals, you should definitely check out this list of pasta recipes.

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1. Creamy Tomato Italian Sausage Pasta

This pasta dish is the best way to celebrate the end of the week. It’s light, creamy, and cheesy.

The pasta is tossed in a creamy tomato sauce and oozing cheese. I also like it with some fresh herbs on top.

This recipe works with any type of white sauce you want to toss in there, but this one is extra special because it has a base of white wine.

Trust me, this one will be ready before you know it!

2. Baked Rigatoni Pasta

This baked rigatoni pasta recipe is a deliciously satisfying meal on a hot summer day.

It’s also easy to make, and it only takes 30 minutes.

The sauce is rich and buttery, which means you can pretty much use any kind of marinara sauce for this dish.

Pair it with roasted vegetables or chicken for an extra-special dinner.

3. Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Spicy sausage and marinara sauce is a beautiful combination for pasta.

This recipe calls for fresh herbs, but you can substitute with thyme or basil.

The meaty-wet rigatoni pairs well with the spicy sausage and rich tomato sauce.

I like to take the time to make my own marinara sauce so I can control the amount of spice.

If you’re looking for a quick meal that takes less than 30 minutes to whip up, give this one a try.

4. Italian Sausage Rigatoni With Spicy Cream Sauce

In today’s world of meat-free diets, it’s hard to resist Italian sausage.

This recipe uses vegan sausage instead, which is just as flavorful but lighter.

It pairs perfectly with the creamy sauce on top and tender rigatoni noodles.

Serve this up with a side of garlic bread for your next meal!

5. Chicken Sausage Rigatoni With Crispy Breadcrumbs

You can’t beat the classic pasta dish. It’s quick, easy, and delicious.

And it never disappoints.

This chicken sausage rigatoni recipe is no exception.

It has all the good stuff in one bowl.

If you want to add extra veggies, throw them on top!

The best part? The whole thing takes only 30 minutes to whip up.

6. “Date Me” Creamy Sausage Rigatoni Pasta

This creamy sausage rigatoni pasta recipe is a cousin of the tasty lasagna.

It’s an impressive and easy dish that has all the flavors of lasagna, plus some new ones.

You’ll use ground pork sausage for the meat.

For the sauce, you’ll add cream, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

Just remember to make enough sauce so you can layer it on top of your favorite pasta dish.

That way, you can enjoy a delicious meal without having to run to the kitchen!

7. Vodka Rigatoni

Vodka and rigatoni?

I’m not sure that people should be eating pasta together, but it sounds good in theory.

This recipe is a three-ingredient dish that only uses three ingredients.

The vodka gives the pasta its flavor, while the rigatoni noodles are cooked in butter and extra virgin olive oil.

It’s light, fresh, and a fantastic take on classic spaghetti.

Serve with some grated cheese tossed through the top for an added touch of creaminess.

8. Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Rigatoni

This dish is creamy, cheesy, and so easy to make.

It’s also full of protein and heart-healthy veggies.

It’s a delicious take on al dente rigatoni in the Instant Pot.

You can pair it with pasta sauce or a light chicken marinara for a complete meal.

Or, serve it by itself for a healthy dip!

9. Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni

This is a huge hit at my house and when I’m craving something spicy, this dish comes to the rescue.

You won’t even need pasta because it can be thrown together in 20 minutes with no fuss.

The sauce is so creamy and garlicky, you’ll want to take your spoon right up to your mouth!

That being said, you could use spaghetti if that’s what you have on hand.

Either way, it tastes amazing with a generous helping of roasted red peppers.

10. Rigatoni Bolognese

This rigatoni bolognese is the perfect dish for any night of the week.

It’s spicy, creamy, and super satisfying.

The sauce is made with lots of vegetables and tomatoes.

It’s so flavorful, it makes you feel as if you have a bowl of pasta in your mouth!

Top this dish off with some freshly grated parmesan cheese to really make it pop.

11. Rigatoni Pasta Bake

This rigatoni pasta bake is a great way to use leftovers.

It’s so easy and so satisfying.

The creamy sauce pairs well with the chewy rigatoni, making it one of those meals that you can have for lunch or dinner.

Whether you serve it as a side dish or a main course, every forkful is savory and comforting.

12. Cheesy Chicken Rigatoni – Plain Chicken

I love cheese, and this cheesy chicken rigatoni is such a great way to get it in me without I have to think about it.

The cream sauce is bright and zesty, with just a hint of heat from parmesan.

It’s rich and filling, making this the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

Plus, you can use store-bought rotini if you prefer.

Or if you have some leftovers you want to make into chicken noodle soup, why not add that in as well?

13. Creamy Pesto Rigatoni With Chili Garlic Breadcrumbs

If you’re looking for a quick and easy pasta fix, this is it!

It’s a super tasty and simple meal that’s perfect for those busy weeknights.

The pesto rigatoni pairs perfectly with the spicy chili garlic breadcrumbs.

It’s five ingredients or less, but it tastes like a full-on Italian feast.

14. Chorizo Rigatoni With Mozzarella And Parmesan

Looking for a hearty pasta dish that’ll warm you up? This chorizo rigatoni with mozzarella and parmesan will do the trick.

It has layers of tender, cheesy noodles in a rich tomato sauce.

A generous amount of chorizo sausage provides the perfect balance to all those flavors.

This is also an excellent recipe if you want to serve it on Christmas Day.

You can whip up this delicious meal any time of year!

15. Rigatoni Pasta In A Mug

When I’m in the mood for something crunchy, this recipe takes the win.

The tubes of Rigatoni pasta are coated in a rich cheese sauce and baked to golden perfection.

It’s like one bite, and you’ll be hooked on this classic Italian dish!

16. Rigatoni With Chorizo And Spicy Chipotle Cream Sauce

This dish is a rich and hearty meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

The chorizo and chipotle cream sauce add a touch of spice to the pasta, while the vegetables add some nice textures.

A little bit of cilantro and lime gives it a light citrusy taste, but it also features plenty of heat from the spicy chorizo.

Serve this with roasted veggies or roasted chicken on the side for an extra kick.

17. One Pot Rigatoni In Pink Sauce

Who says you have to use tomato sauce to make pasta?

This recipe uses a creamy rigatoni sauce and loads of tender veggies for an extra special dinner.

The best part is it doesn’t call for any marinara.

Instead, you’ll add fresh basil and a pinch of red pepper flakes to the mix.

18. Chicken Rigatoni Alfredo

This recipe is a beautiful marriage of classic pasta and creamy Alfredo sauce.

You’ll love the dreamy chicken rigatoni, tender asparagus, and melted mozzarella cheese.

The best part?

There are no hard-to-find ingredients to track down.

All you’ll need is a few pantry staples, like Rigatoni pasta, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese.

I recommend you make enough for leftovers because this dish is going to be so good leftover.

19. Carbone Spicy Rigatoni Recipe

This version of pasta has a bit more spice than the one above.

I like this a lot, but if you like your food on the hotter side, I think you’ll love it.

You’ll need an onion and garlic sauce to go with it.

It may not be as spicy as some other recipes out there, but it will get you through that last few minutes of cooking time.

If you want to cut back on the heat, try using ground cayenne instead of cumin seeds.

That way, you can use less and still taste the spices in every bite.

20. Three Cheese Rigatoni

If you’ve ever made rigatoni before, then you already know how easy it is to make.

All you need are some clean linguine tubes and your favorite blend of cheese.

You can even use store-bought pasta if you prefer.

The recipe calls for sharp cheddar and cream cheese, but I love adding a bit of gruyere or parmesan to mine.

For a vegetarian option, swap out the mozzarella for ricotta (or add an extra layer of crumbly Parmesan).

21. Spicy Roasted Pepper Rigatoni With Ricotta

This is going to be a hit with the holiday crowd.

It’s loaded with peppers, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

Trust me; after one bite, you won’t want to share.

The sauce is a blend of roasted red peppers and tomatoes.

It’s so tasty that it can easily stand on its own.

22. 4 Cheese Rigatoni

If you’re looking for a way to use up some leftover rigatoni, this is the recipe for you.

This cheesy pasta dish is loaded with ground beef and mozzarella.

It’s loaded with tender rigatoni noodles, juicy meat, and gooey cheese sauce.

The best part? It takes only 30 minutes to make and feeds an army of hungry mouths!

23. Rigatoni With Tomato Parmesan Sauce

Here’s another pasta dish that will make your mouth water before you even take a bite.

This recipe uses two varieties of pasta, Rigatoni and shells, for the most authentic Italian experience.

The sauce features tomato sauce with lots of cheese and parmesan to keep it from being too rich. It’s so good, you’ll want to lick the bowl clean!

24. Pasta Al Forno

Pasta al Forno is a hearty dish that’s best served with some crusty bread.

It’s stuffed with penne pasta and topped with a creamy marinara.

The combination of the tender, buttery pasta and the rich sauce is simply divine!

This dish is such an ingenious way to use up leftover penne.

I know! It’s genius!

25. Creamy Shiitake Mushroom Rigatoni

This rich, creamy rigatoni is the perfect dish to serve when you’re feeling indulgent but want something light.

Shiitake mushrooms and ricotta cheese are cheesy, mushroomy, and versatile.

They get a bit of a boost from parmesan for even more richness and superb flavor.

Serve this with your favorite pasta sauce for an elegant dinner!

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