13 Insanely Delicious Rigatoni Recipes You’ll Love

13 Insanely Delicious Rigatoni Recipes You’ll Love

Ready to shake things up with some beyond-the-classics rigatoni recipes?

This iconic tube-shaped pasta has to be one of the most recognizable and most beloved of all the shortcuts. Its ends are straight cut, unlike cousin penne, and its body is lined with ridges. When cooked to that perfect al dente texture, rigatoni is sturdy enough to take on even the heartiest sauces. With hollows larger than ziti, rigatoni is the perfect shape for capturing chunky sauces like meat sauces starring ground beef or Italian sausage. We love rigatoni with “pink sauces,” or creamy tomato sauces like beloved Vodka Sauce. From the stovetop to the oven, this classic cut also makes a stunning baked rigatoni pasta with a tangy tomato sauce and mounds of melty cheeses.

Check out some of our best rigatoni recipes below and don’t forget to share your creations on social media and tag us #delalloeats. We can’t wait to see what you cook up!

Rigatoni pasta in a creamy tomato and cheese sauce with chicken and served in a bowl

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A meal in a casserole dish, this baked rigatoni pasta is one for the recipe box! Zesty Italian sausage, sweet roasted red peppers and layers of ricotta and provolone cheese make this pasta dish a family favorite. Bonus: it’s super easy to whip up!

Think of this incredible rigatoni pasta recipe as an Italian-style pot roast. This pasta sauce is about as hearty as it gets, featuring slow-cooked beef and onions that develop rich and complex flavors. That’s why the strong and sturdy pasta cut, rigatoni, is the perfect shape to scoop it all up.

You are 4 ingredients and 30 minutes away from a tasty rigatoni recipe that will have everyone racing to the table. This baked rigatoni pasta is super simple: pesto sauce, our San Marzano Style Tomatoes, melty mozzarella cheese and that lovable tube-shaped pasta. Five ingredients if you want to add in some chopped fresh basil leaves or spicy red pepper flakes.

Get ready to spice up pasta night with this unique rigatoni recipe. This pasta frittata is the baked rigatoni pasta you’ve been waiting for. It features spicy Italian sausage and ground beef with prized San Marzano Tomatoes, melty mozzarella cheese and the those tube-shaped rigatoni noodles.

A hearty meal idea inspired by the colder weather, this soon-to-be-favorite sausage rigatoni pasta dish features eggplant and zesty turkey sausage with a few spoonfuls of sweet and creamy ricotta to round out its harmony of flavors.

Heart-healthy whole-wheat rigatoni comes together with smoky-sweet roasted cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and fresh garlic in this incredible rigatoni recipe. Be sure to choose a top quality extra virgin olive oil, as it is the foundation of this pasta dish. Who says healthy can’t taste good?

If you love the bold and fiery flavors of Southern Italian cooking, this rigatoni recipe is for you. Our Calabrian Chili Peppers bring an irresistible sweet-and-tangy heat to this tasty pasta dish. We include extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and red-ripe tomatoes in this robust, yet wholesome, tomato sauce. It cooks up in just 20 minutes!

For those that love a sausage and peppers sandwich, we bring to you the rigatoni pasta equivalent. This rigatoni recipe brings together colorful red and yellow bell peppers with onions, zesty Italian sausage, the best San Marzano Tomatoes and nutty Pecorino Romano cheese. We recommend red pepper flakes if you care to spice things up a bit further.

If you’ve never tried sweet and fragrant fennel in your pasta recipes, you don’t know what you’re missing. This rigatoni recipe is nothing less than extraordinary. We combine savory pancetta with caramelized fennel, fresh garlic, nutty Parmesan cheese and our signature Calabrian Chili Peppers. So many flavors in so little time—done in just 25 minutes.

Instead of a thick tomato sauce or a luscious cream sauce, opt for olive oil as your foundation next time you bust out the rigatoni pasta. Loaded with Italian sausage and a cast of fresh ingredients like butternut squash, broccoli rabe, garlic and cherry tomatoes, this colorful toss is one for your weeknight rotation. You’ll never look at rigatoni the same way again!

There is real science behind a great vodka sauce. The addition of alcohol brings out the bright flavors of ingredients like tomatoes, then it burns up. A vodka tomato sauce like this one should never taste of alcohol. This rigatoni recipe is a timeless from-scratch vodka sauce that will never go out of style or season.

We just know you’re going to get a bang out of the irresistibly creamy tomato sauce in this winning rigatoni recipe. Your favorite sweet and creamy Italian cheese, mascarpone, is the perfect ingredient to balance the spicy Italian sausage and tangy tomato flavors in this pasta dish. Those sturdy rigatoni noodles should be cooked for that perfect al dente bite so that they can stand up to this lush tomato sauce.

Give your picnic party goers something to talk about this summer with an extraordinary pasta salad featuring that beloved tube-shaped pasta, rigatoni. We combine grilled pesto chicken with sweet sun-dried tomatoes, crisp pine nuts, peppery arugula, fresh garlic, herbs and an unforgettable creamy pesto dressing.