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Baked Cream Cheese Rigatoni Pasta Recipe

As I look into making our family more home cooked meals, I’ve been getting a bit more daring in what I want to try. Tonight I made a new dinner and something we’ve never had before. I played around a bit and created something we will definitely be making again. Scroll down to check out our Baked Cream Cheese Rigatoni!

Baked Cream Cheese Rigatoni Pasta Recipe

 

Baked Cream Cheese Rigatoni

Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Jenna Goodwin
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Serves: 6-8 servings

Baked Rigatoni with Cream Cheese

An Easy Baked Pasta Recipe for Family Meal time everyone will love.

Keyword Baked, Pasta

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Rigatoni
  • 1 Jar Spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare rigatoni pasta as directions on box.
  3. While pasta is cooking, brown ground beef thoroughly. Drain and rinse with hot water. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Add appropriate seasonings (pepper and dash Italian seasoning)
  4. Drain rigatoni and rinse with hot water. Add cream cheese to pan on low heat and return rigatoni to pan. Add teaspoon of Italian seasoning to cream cheese and noodles. Stir until cream cheese melted.
  5. Grease casserole dish. Add meat/sauce mixture to bottom of dish. Layer rigatoni across dish. Cover with remaining meat and sauce mixture.
  6. Cover with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes it extremely easy to adapt. Try different cheeses, sauce, and meat to make each time different!

I used Ragu Sweet Italian Sausage and Cheese Sauce as it’s our family favorite when making spaghetti. And even better, my picky “won’t touch pasta” son Nathan kept wanting more!

Find more of our Family Favorite Recipes.

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37 comments

  1. You’ve reached the Italian in my soul–I am always craving these types of dishes but never make them myself. Does that make me a bad Italian person?

    1. I cook pasta all the time I never try to use cream cheese on any of my recipe I will try it looks delicious.

  2. This looks so good!! I never thought of adding cream cheese to pasta, but I will trying this recipe out this week!! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This looks AMAZING! And it sounds so easy to make! I am making this soon!

  4. Pasta is one of my families favorite dishes, and I personally love baked rigatoni. Rest assured I will be trying this very soon!

  5. My mom is Sicilian so I love baked pasta dishes and always like to find new ones to try.

  6. Looks delicious and sounds easy but unless it’s microwaveable I’ll burn down the house.

  7. gosh, cream cheese too in this recipe? love it. i am a carb addict and this recipe is to die for ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Found on Pinterest. My family loves this. Tonight is the second time in a month I’ve made it. I add a bit of mozzarellato the top and my pasta hating boy loves it too!

  9. This looks sooo good! I’m so used to using ricotta in italian pasta dishes, but I think the cream cheese would make a great alternative since I always have it on hand! Thanks for the great recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

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