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.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook rigatoni pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well. Set aside.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been cooked off.

Nutrition Facts

780 calories; protein 37.3g; carbohydrates 66.2g; fat 41.2g; cholesterol 87.3mg; sodium 2201.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
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 oregano basil and Italian seasoning. Topped the whole dish with a mix of grated parmesan and mozzarella. Thanks for saving supper! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/03/2004
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 create my own version using regular canned tomatoes...not stewed no paste and not letting it "simmer for 2 to 3 hours". Read More
(1)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
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 oregano basil and Italian seasoning. Topped the whole dish with a mix of grated parmesan and mozzarella. Thanks for saving supper! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2004
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 parmesan cheses on top. It adds about 15 minutes to the prep/cook time but is well worth it. Not the healthiest dish in the world but a great substitution for the friday night pizza! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2008
This is good. I used mushrooms olives salami and hot sausage - then added a little mozzerella and parmesan on top. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Makes a LOT! Not bad good for a group of teenagers! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2002
Another recipe good for campouts. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
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 tomatoes and one regular. I do not simmer it for 2 or 3 hours. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/03/2004
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 create my own version using regular canned tomatoes...not stewed no paste and not letting it "simmer for 2 to 3 hours". Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
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 experiment with other pizza toppings that we like. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2017
Delicious! Read More
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