Randy Mayor
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Rigatoni is a great family weeknight meal. Slightly undercook the pasta for this classic hamburger casserole because it cooks again in the oven.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare Tomato Sauce.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 3

Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned; stir to crumble. Drain well. Combine beef, rigatoni, Tomato Sauce, and 1 cup mozzarella in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Baked Rigayummy!!

March 10, 2016
We love this recipe! My family inhales it. I add chopped baby portabella mushrooms and chopped zucchini as well as fresh basil when I have it. I also sprinkle some parsley on top. It's amazeballs.

Home cook/Cindy

August 10, 2015
This recipe is good for a weeknight family dinner. It is nothing special. I would recommend making your own sauce instead of using a jar sauce if you can. It is nice that it has fewer calories, as long as your serving size is one cup. 

charoulli's Review

January 13, 2013
My husband is a Rigatoni fan, his favorite type of pasta. So I saw this and thought I'd give it a try. We loved it! Very tasty. I also made the tomato sauce and froze the leftovers which I used again after a couple of weeks but with tagliateli since I didn't have any rigatoni on hand. We also ate the leftovers the next day. A regular in my kitchen.

kemorton1986's Review

April 06, 2012
This was probably the most delicious baked pasta dish (besides lasagna of course). I will completely make this again... very yummy and easy to make!

kaseybrock's Review

March 03, 2012
This tastes great and is very easy to make. I found it to be extremely satisfying and filling for 300 calories a serving. Instead of homemade Tomato Sauce, I used store bought. It tastes very similar to spaghetti - so I wouldn't say it is really unique or special - but I think it is much easier to have accurate serving sizes out of a casserole dish. So if you are really watching what you eat - this is a good choice! The leftovers heat up great!!

Bunnymom321's Review

August 22, 2011
Excellent, easy, and quick recipe! It will be a staple in our home.

happyjackeats's Review

November 20, 2010
This is a regular in my kitchen. Nice and easy when you can't think of anything else to make. I can't believe it's only 300 calories per serving!

AnnaBellaBoom's Review

September 26, 2009
"Good, solid recipe" is the perfect description. Nothing fancy, but a tasty and satisfying weeknight dinner. I made a half batch for 3 people and had leftovers even though 2 of us went back for seconds. I used whole wheat penne, a very flavorful homemade tomato sauce with lots of herbs, and also sauteed some onion and garlic with the beef and seasoned it with dried thyme, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. I didn't have mozzarella, so I used pre-shredded Mexican blend cheese mixed in with the pasta and then topped it with a mixture of smoked gouda and fresh grated parmesan. My only complaint was that it was almost *too* meaty... I would add a little more pasta next time. Served with fresh bread and green beans... good comfort food!

user's Review

July 26, 2009
Did not care for the rigatoni. Too much trouble without the wows.

cjelineo's Review

February 15, 2009
Excellent recipe! Husband gave it a 10!