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Spicy Sausage Rigatoni Al Forno

This spicy sausage rigatoni al forno is a quick and easy weeknight baked pasta, full of flavour. Spicy Italian sausage, rigatoni with a bite, and a creamy but spicy rosé sauce, make for a soon-to-be family favourite! The sauce is made from scratch, and is ready to go by the time your pasta is cooked.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 556kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 2 Hot Italian sausages casings removed
  • 8 oz Rigatoni pasta
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh garlic minced
  • ½ Onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli flakes
  • ½ cup Bocconcini cheese pearls
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Boil the pasta: Boil the rigatoni in a pot of heavily salted water, until al dente. Before draining the pasta, reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
    8 oz Rigatoni pasta
  • Brown the sausage, onion and garlic: In a large pot, brown the Italian sausage, taken out of the casing, in olive oil. Break the sausage apart and crumble. Once the sausage is mostly browned, add the onion and garlic. Sauté until fragrant and translucent.
    2 Hot Italian sausages, ½ Onion, 1 tablespoon Fresh garlic
  • Make the sauce: Add the tomato paste and spices to the sausage, onion and garlic mixture. Combine everything well, and cook the tomato paste through for 2-3 minutes. Add the heavy cream once the tomato paste is cooked through, and combine well.
    2 tablespoon Tomato paste, 1 teaspoon Dried oregano, 1 teaspoon Red chilli flakes, ½ cup Heavy cream
  • Toss the pasta: Add the cooked rigatoni, and half of the pasta water to the pot. Toss well. Add more pasta water if you feel that the sauce is too thick.
  • Bake the pasta: Transfer the pasta to a baking dish, and top with torn bocconcini cheese. Broil for 5-10 minutes on LO, until the cheese is melted.
    ½ cup Bocconcini cheese pearls


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg