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Rigatoni with Pizza Accents

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"Our family has been cooking this rigatoni for 40 years. It is a great change from the Friday night pizza, as it contains all of your favorite pizza toppings. This is a heavy recipe. A simple salad is all you need to make a complete meal."
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Ingredients

servings 780
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook rigatoni pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, fry sausage until cooked through but not brown. Add chopped onions and minced garlic. Stir and cook until soft. Add sliced mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes. Add chopped green pepper and cook slowly until soft. Drain off any excess fat.
  3. Stir in tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, fresh basil and pepperoni. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add cooked rigatoni noodles. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been cooked off.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 780 calories; 41.2 66.2 37.3 87 2183 Full nutrition

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So glad I found this recipe. Had all the ingredients to make a pizza, and my oven broke! This is the next best thing. I used the diced tomatoes with basil and garlic, and added some dried ore...

Most helpful critical review

This dish had the density of paste. I followed the instructions, and shouldn't have. I liked all of the ingredients and thought it would be good...it wasn't. Won't be a next time, but, will cr...

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So glad I found this recipe. Had all the ingredients to make a pizza, and my oven broke! This is the next best thing. I used the diced tomatoes with basil and garlic, and added some dried ore...

This was pretty good, *definitely* a kid pleaser. The only thing we changed was after making the sauce and noodles, we mixed it all together and baked it in a lazagna pan with mozzarella and pa...

This is good. I used mushrooms, olives, salami, and hot sausage - then added a little mozzerella and parmesan on top. Thanks for the recipe!

This is so yummy! Makes a lot, so it's great for functions. I put it in a crockpot to keep it warm. I use one can of Italian tomato paste and one regular. I use one can of diced Italian tomatoe...

Makes a LOT! Not bad, good for a group of teenagers!

Another recipe good for campouts.

I LOVE this recipe...I first made this after my husband and I were married and it was a hit with all our kids...they munched on it for days afterwards.....I always add some spag. sauce and exper...

This dish had the density of paste. I followed the instructions, and shouldn't have. I liked all of the ingredients and thought it would be good...it wasn't. Won't be a next time, but, will cr...

I cut the recipe in 1/2 for our family of three. It's now one of my 14 yr old son's favorite recipes to prepare!