Rigatoni Casserole

Prep Time: 25 min  |  Cook Time: 30 min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 756
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Rigatoni Casserole
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
30 min

A rich casserole that’s full of layers of melted Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut with tender rigatoni noodles baked with onion, garlic and sliced smoked sausage. A topping of sliced tomatoes gives a warm and rustic touch for this dish’s hearty and robust flavor.

  • 12 oz. rigatoni pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic (or 1 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut, divided
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 lb. smoked sausage or cooked Polish sausage, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  1. Cook and drain pasta according to package directions.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; add onion and garlic. Cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat; stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Return pasta to cooking pot. Stir in sauce and sausage until pasta is well coated.
  4. Spread pasta mixture into 13x9-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange tomato slices over top. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake in preheated 350° F oven 30 minutes or until casserole is bubbling around edges and is hot throughout. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Serving Size 6

Calories 756

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 43.80g 71%
Sat. Fat 22.60g 115%
Mono Unsat. Fat 13.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.90g
Cholesterol 115mg 39%
Sodium 1158mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 100RE
Vitamin C 1mg 13%
Calcium 554mg 57%
Iron 3mg 17%