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Seven-Layer Rigatoni

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Seven-Layer Rigatoni
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
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Treat your family with this cheesy casserole made with pasta, sausage and veggies - perfect for Italian dinner.
Updated Oct 12, 2011

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked rigatoni pasta (9 ounces)
  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (10 ounces)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray rectangular baking dish 13x9x2-inches, with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, cook sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Mix tomatoes, garlic and basil.
  • 3
    Layer half each of the pasta, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, Parmesan cheese, tomato mixture and mozzarella cheese; repeat layers.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and cheese is golden brown.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Save time by using the new precooked sausage crumbles available in the meat department at your supermarket.
  • tip 2
    Slash the fat in this family-favorite casserole by using 3/4 lb bulk turkey Italian sausage and reduced-fat mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition

470 Calories, 23g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
6g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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