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Dinner
Oct
22
2018

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

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My Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni recipe could not be more simple to prepare for busy weeknights. Flavor packed with 3 cheeses, this one is a winner!

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Weeknight dinners just got a whole lot more delicious with my Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni. This is a great recipe to teach your pre-teen/teen kids to make with a little assistance. Serve with a nice green salad and breadsticks. Dinner perfection!

How to Prepare Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

I love the simple ingredients of this quick fix dinner. Literally pasta, cheeses, your favorite pasta sauce, a cup of cream and cooked sausage.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Once your pasta and sausage is cooked add them to a large mixing bowl or to the pot you were using to cook the pasta.

What Kind Of Pasta Sauce Should I Use?

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

I have a quick 10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe you can use otherwise there are great options at the grocery store. My favorite pre-made pasta sauce is Trader Joe’s 3 Cheese Pasta Sauce. Barilla and Classico also make good sauces if you don’t feel like making your own. Add your favorite pasta sauce to the bowl.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Pour in the cream. This makes the pasta creamy fantastic. You can absolutely leave it out if you’d like.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Give the pasta a nice stir and prepare to transfer to a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Transfer half of pasta mixture into your baking dish. Top this portion with Parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese. Top with remaining pasta.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Once your cheeses are layered, top with remaining pasta.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Top with a generous amount of shredded Mozzarella cheese and it’s time to bake! Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Your Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni will come out of the oven hot, cheesy and ready for dinner. Be sure to follow Picky Palate on Instagram where you’ll get previews of what’s coming!

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

Tips For Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni

*Undercook your Rigatoni by 1 minute to keep it al dente. Anytime I am baking a pasta dish, I follow this rule. This will avoid mushy pasta.

*Mix up your cheese choices if desired. Cubed cream cheese and even goat cheese make for delicious options.

*Add fresh herbs. I love topping with chopped fresh basil before serving.

Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, italian, pasta, quick fix dinner, weeknight dinner
Servings: 8
Calories: 507 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 pound cooked Rigatoni
  • 1 pound cooked/browned Italian Sausage ground
  • 24 ounce jar of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place rigatoni, sausage, pasta sauce and cream into a large mixing bowl or pot. Transfer half to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top this portion with Parmesan Cheese and Cheddar Cheese. Pour remaining pasta over top and top with Mozzarella Cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and dish is hot. Remove and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy 3 Cheese Rigatoni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1087mg 45%
Potassium 501mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 22.3%
Vitamin C 7.9%
Calcium 34.4%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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