Baked Rigatoni - Rigatoni al Forno

Baked Rigatoni... a great pasta dish for the summer and for outdoor dining.


Baked Rigatoni - Rigatoni al Forno


For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 pound chopped meat (beef)
  • 1/2 pound grated Parmigiano
  • 1 pound mozzarella
  • 1/4 pound ham
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 leaves of fresh basil
  • 1 medium onion
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a sauce pan add some olive oil and chopped onion.
  2. Once the onion turns clear add the chopped meat an let it saute` in the oil and the onion.
  3. After 3 minutes add the wine and let it evaporate for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and let everything cook at low heat for 20 minutes. Stir from time to time.
  5. In a separate pot boil water and cook the rigatoni.
  6. The rigatoni should be cooked very "Al Dente".
  7. In an oven pan spread a thin layer of meat sauce and add a layer of rigatoni.
  8. Cover the rigatoni with a layer of sauce and a good sprinkle of Parmigiano.
  9. Add a layer of mozzarella cut in small cubes and a layer of slices of ham.
  10. Repeat the layering process until you have no more rigatoni.
  11. The last layer of rigatoni should be covered with a generous layer of sauce, a good sprinkle of Parmigiano and mozzarella cubes.
  12. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 375F.

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Thursday, 14 December 2017
I liked the layering of the ingredients because that preserves the individual ingredients flavors. - lkkalj
Thursday, 14 December 2017
One of my late moms favorite (: - Saint of circumstance
Thursday, 14 December 2017
i have a question. on your baked rigatoni can i use my own red sauce or would it be best with yours? - larsonkoala2
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Tried this version, excellent! I like more mozzarella than parm, but otherwise, I made it exactly as...
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- Stregalibby