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A close up of baked penne rigate topped with cheese

Baked Penne Rigate

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Baked Penne Rigate is an easy weeknight dinner the entire family will enjoy!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 lb penne, cooked and drained
  • 24 oz marinara Sauce, divided
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage, browned and drained
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine mozzarella, ricotta, the 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and eggs.
  3. Stir until uniform.
  4. Pour noodles, half of marinara sauce, and sausage into a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Top with cheese mixture and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, pour over remaining marinara sauce and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is golden.
  9. Serve immediately.

Keywords: penne rigate, baked penne rigate