This Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage recipe is perfect when you're craving a hearty, rich casserole. It has tangy tomato sauce, cheesy mozzarella, and zesty Italian sausage. There are only 5 ingredients, and this easy pasta dish is ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes!
Fill a stockpot with about 6 quarts of water, for the pasta. Heat on high until boiling.
In a skillet, brown the sausage. Drain off visible fat. Preheat oven to 350°.
Add pasta to boiling, salted water and cook according to directions. Drain.
Mix the pasta and sausage together in the baking dish. Pour over the pasta sauce. Evenly nestle the mozzarella cheese balls throughout the casserole. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, until the top is bubbly and golden. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
In a hurry? You can serve this Rigatoni with Italian Sausage dish without baking and just enjoy the pasta, sauce, and sausage together!Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.