Baked Rigatoni Pasta Freezer Meal
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Baked Rigatoni Pasta

Learn how to make baked rigatoni pasta and whip up enough of this Baked Rigatoni Pasta dish for 4 meals.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Rigatoni
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 458kcal

Ingredients

  • 48 oz Rigatoni pasta 3 16oz boxes
  • 3 jars Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2 lbs. Sweet Italian Sausage casings removed
  • 2 lbs. Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 24 slices  Provolone Cheese
  • 3 tsp Dried Oregano optional
  • 3 tsp Basil optional

Instructions

  • In a very large stock-pot bring to boil enough water to cook pasta according to directions on the package.
  • Cook pasta till just al dente or even ever so slightly undercooked as the pasta will absorb some of the extra sauce. You don't want mushy pasta.
  • In a large skillet (or I use my electric frying pan) brown and crumble the Italian sausage, drain and rinse to remove extra fat.
    Baked Rigatoni Pasta Freezer Meal (Brown Sausage)
  • Add sausage back into skillet and add spaghetti sauce to the pan.
    Baked Rigatoni Pasta Freezer Meal (Sausage & Sauce)
  • Add optional herbs and spices to jazz up your sauce - this is optional but I like to sometimes add a little dried oregano and basil to mine.
  • Cook sauce and sausage for about 10 minutes until sauce is hot.
  • Drain pasta and add it back into your large stock-pot, pour spaghetti sauce and sausage over cooked pasta and stir to combine.
  • Divide pasta into four 11 3/4 inch by 9 3/8 inch aluminum foil pans (I purchase my pans at the Dollar Tree 2 for $1.00)
    Baked Rigatoni Pasta Freezer Meal (In Pans)
  • Sprinkle each pan of pasta with 1/2 lb. of shredded mozzarella cheese and then top with 6 slices of provolone cheese.
  • Label each pan with instructions on how to cook. I simply wrote on a 3x5 index card "Baked Rigatoni Pasta with the date - Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour"
    Baked Rigatoni Pasta Freezer Meal (Labeled & Ready For Freezer)

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 1mg